Tempers flare at East Lake town hall forum with state legislators

Noah Denny, 15, a student at J.W. Mitchell High School, in Trinity, left, had pointed comments for state Sen. Ed Hooper and state Rep. Chris Sprowls during a Council of North County Neighborhoods legislative update forum. The teen was critical of the Republican-led Legislature’s failure to enact a statewide ban on plastic drinking straws during its 2019 session and the way lawmakers are implementing Amendment 4, which calls for the restoration of the voting rights of former felons.