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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 06:54

Sens. Lee Harris and Jeff Yarbro tell the TFP that one of three big-city Democratic mayors — Chattanooga's Andy Berke, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan — could make a play for the governor's mansion. TNGOP chair Ryan Haynes isn't so sure:

 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 06:44

Former inmates say they were made to make (without pay) items jail employees sold at the flea market and they have a pretty clever way to prove it:

 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 06:36

Joey Garrison digs in to if the African-American vote will make the runoff election.

Howard Gentry (who says he hasn't decided if he'll endorse) has a warning:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 12:45

State Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris says legislative Republicans aren't doing anything:

 

Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris released the following statement on Republican leaders’ unwillingness to confront Tennessee’s infrastructure problems:

“I think last legislative session we saw something pretty historical,” Sen. Harris said. “A supermajority of the legislature decided not to debate on the floor or vote on the biggest issue of the year. The leaders of the other side of the aisle chose inaction over action.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 11:33

Women in Numbers has endorsed Megan Barry for the runoff:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 06:01

Noting that testimony from gun-control supporters was non-existent when the guns-in-parks bill was debated, Senate Democrats hosted a roundtable Thursday.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 05:55

The lieutenant governor says there's something afoot at the Department of Correction because this much chatter can't be much ado about noth

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By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 21:11

The state just keeps on bringing in that extra dosh.

 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 17:29

Former mayor and governor Phil Bredesen doesn't hand out endorsements easily or often — he stayed quiet during the general election though we can probably assume he wasn't going to endorse Bill Freeman — but he's out in favor of Megan Barry.

Amanda Haggard at Pith:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 09:59

Voucher-backer and Insure Tennessee opponent Jason Zachary will replace Ryan Haynes in the State House.