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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 06:05

The Haslam Administration has issued a request for information seeking proposals for private companies to maintain and administer virtually every state building:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:46

Metro's new local hire amendment isn't thrilling Republican legislators.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:17

More of these coming of course:

 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 08:36

The bonhomie of the general election was unlikely to last, of course. Megan Barry and David Fox are going at it, as evidenced by the first forum of the runoff season.

 

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.