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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 08:00

After being denied the endorsement of The Tennessean, which he really wanted, Bill Freeman is out touting the nine newspaper endorsements he picked up yesterday:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 07:34
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 07:55

With the state having overcollected by $551 million and all, Speaker Harwell says spend it on infrastructure.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 07:26

Bill Freeman's latest internal poll has him up to 24 percent. Vanderbilt professor John Geer, who knows this stuff, says that's probably about right. Also worth noting: David Fox is on the way up.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 07:06

The GHSO has scrapped its ad campaign and the governor is happy about it.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 07:03

The charman of ForRel and Tennessee's junior senator has questions:

And he says his vote will turn on the plan's specifics. Among the questions he has: Will inspectors get to meet with Iranian scientists, and which facilities will they be able to visit?

Corkers says that if he and his colleagues get satisfactory answers, they could support the deal. If not, they should have no problems rejecting it.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 06:56

Rep. Rick Womick says he's going to try and impeach the governor because the Supreme Court overturned the state's gay marriage ban:

Womick contends that Haslam should enforce the Tennessee Constitution and the amendment approved by voters in a referendum that bans gay marriage because the U.S. Supreme Court has no authority to rule on marriage.

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

"Overcollections" have passed the $551 million mark.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:16

The Nashville Democrat says "Frankly, I'm furious."

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:04

Steven Hale asked the mayoral candidates about their plans for hiring key administration figures. No names, really, but some perspective on the thought process, at least.