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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 06:50

From the governor's office comes word of a shake-up at the top. Jim Henry, commissioner of the Department of Children's Services since 2013, will be Bill Haslam's chief of staff starting Aug. 1. He replaces Mark Cate, who last month stepped down from that post. A number of other staffers, including legislative expert Leslie Hafner, also are getting new roles.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:05

Jeremy Kane must have liked his performance and the response thereto in the earlier TV debates, but he's calling for another one.

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.