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POSTPOLITICS

By: Andrea Zelinski
Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 09:43

Scooter Clippard, a Republican donor and ex-finance chairman for former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson's presidential bid, is joining with Jimmy Webb, the business partner of failed mayoral candidate Bill Freeman, to host a $250-a-plate breakfast fundraiser for David Fox next week. 

By: Andrea Zelinski
Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 08:30

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Tracy says increasing the gas tax is a non-starter next year because any comprehensive plan would take too much time to put together and be considered by the General Assembly, he tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

By: Andrea Zelinski
Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 08:18

Four months before lawmakers resume business at the capitol, Americans for Prosperty counts 48 Republicans in the state legislature who have vowed to oppose a gas tax, according to the conservative group. The rest of the 132-member General Assembly has not responded to the AFP, and no members told the group they were in favor of the tax, should the governor propose it.

By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 07:29

With less than two weeks until the runoff election, the tone of Nashville's mayoral race isn't softening one bit. On Monday, Megan Barry and David Fox took to the stage at the downtown Rotary Club and traded shots related to a new Fox radio ad that calls Barry and her husband, Bruce, anti-Christian. Chris Bundgaard at News2 sums it all up here.

By: Andrea Zelinski
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:03

Upon learning the University of Tennessee is encouraging the inclusing of using the gender neutral "ze" in place of "he" or "she," several state legislators are frustrated with the school for using state money to come up with that policy.

By: Andrea Zelinski
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 07:51

The presidential candidate running, for now, as a Republican stirred up debate among immigrants and the mayoral candidates. Here's the rundown:

Donald Trump Courts Tea Party voters in Nashville

Trump's brash style draws plenty of supporters and more than a few detractors to Nashville speech

By: Andrea Zelinski
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 07:28

GOP Presidential contender Donald Trump snagged 52 percent of the 420 votes cast at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Saturday. Despite the "crazy things" he says, Tennessee's Republican Congressmen and a high-ranking state lawmaker applaud Trump's talk in "true speak."

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 13:21

Hillary Clinton is coming to town for a fundraiser, apparently. Country music supercouple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will be a part of it.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 06:37

The Tennessee Department of Correction will undergo an independent audit next month as evidence mounts that something is afoot with reporting (and not reporting) incidents.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 06:32

State Rep. Andy Holt, a vociferous critic of the EPA and the vice chair of the Agriculture Committee, is facing a $177,500 fine from the EPA for illegal dumping on his now-closed (but long-unpermitted) hog farm.