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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:57

Eighty-eight of Tennessee's 95 counties are issuing licenses to same-sex couples, and the seven that are not are being held up by software problems (Smith County has just stopped issuing licenses altogether). Some county clerks are no longer performing weddings, but licenses are being issued.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:53

Hey. Remember Zach Wamp?

Following a Twitter announcement by presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio earlier on Monday morning, former Tennessee Congressman Zach Wamp confirmed that he will be the chairman of the Rubio campaign in Tennessee.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:50

The president will speak at Taylor Stratton Elementary in Madison Wednesday (as The Tennessean notes, FDR was the last president to visit Madison and he too visited Stratton Elementary, though at a different location). Obama will talk health care, of course:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:31
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:18

Because there's almost certainly going to be a run-off:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 07:10

The Tennessean combs through candidate tax returns to determine that, yes, Bill Freeman has a whole lot of money.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 07:09

Late Friday, Will Pinkston sent an email to school board chair Sharon Gentry wondering why a lone teacher's complaint was enough to trigger a special-called, I-think-we-should-vote-again meeting on the appointment of Jay Steele as interim superintendent.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 07:06

President Obama will be coming back to the Nashville area Wednesday to talk about the ACA. It's unclear whether he will visit Nashville proper or a locale within the Home Counties.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 - 11:19

The school board, having been accused of violating the Open Meetings Law, will have a special meeting to once again appoint Jay Steele as interim superintendent.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 - 09:15

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision to rule bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.

 

Davidson County Clerk Brenda Wynn tells Post Politics the state is reviewing the decision and her office is awaiting some guidance, particularly related to some practical matters, on license issuance, but that her office is ready when they get the go-ahead.

AG Herb Slattery says he'll have remarks at 2 PM.

From the governor: "The people of Tennessee have recently voted clearly on this issue.  The Supreme Court has overturned that vote.  We will comply with the decision and will ensure that our departments are able to do so as quickly as possible."

Other statements after the jump in the order in which they are received.