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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 13:53

Sen. Lamar Alexander says he expects the Senate Appropriations committee to approve funds for a new federal courthouse in Nashville:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 09:05

Michael Burcham, former CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, has endorsed Megan Barry for mayor:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 07:12

David Fox's brother says he was the funder of the massive Super PAC push:

"After reading my brother, David's, comments last Friday and seeing his disapproval of some of the ads being run, I have since informed him that I am the major donor behind Citizen Super PAC's efforts in Nashville," George Fox's statement reads.

"Prior to this conversation, he had no knowledge of my involvement with these independent activities.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 07:05

State legislators want to ensure clergy don't have to perform same-sex weddings (even though there's no requirement clergy perform weddings at all and such a mandate would be constitutionally problematic) and even that state employees who so choose don't have to serve same-sex couples. There's a lot of ideas. 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 14:12

Dyersburg's Jim Hamilton has been named the new Claims commissioner for the Western District. The job is the top paying gig appointed by the governor.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 14:09

Among other things Steven Hale has video of Megan Barry's two new ads.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 06:44

A group of local Republicans that includes former Metro ECD director Paul Ney and AOC Administrative Director Deborah Taylor Tate are out for Linda Eskind Rebrovick:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 06:39

TDOT commissioner John Schroer says the state won't plant shrubs to block the Forrest statue:

“TDOT does not plant foliage on its right-of-way with the sole intention of blocking items on private property based on what might be offensive to some and not to others. Therefore, the request of Metro Nashville’s Council to have TDOT plant vegetation on I-65 near the Harding Place Exit is respectfully denied.”

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 13:39

We're an electoral hot spot!

Bush will attend a high-price reception Aug. 4 in Brentwood, according to an invitation obtained by The Tennessean. The news comes the same day the presidential campaign for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced a Nashville visit planned for Wednesday morning at Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 13:24

Former Forest Hills mayor Bill Coke has endorsed Jeremy Kane:

“Jeremy Kane is the only candidate who understands what makes Forest Hills special and how to preserve it. I’m voting Jeremy Kane, I hope you will too.” wrote Coke in the postcard.