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POSTPOLITICS

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.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 06:54

Among the charter amendments is one requiring contractors working on big public projects to hire 40 percent of their work force from within Metro. Most of the candidates for mayor have, at the very least, qualms about it.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 06:51

The out-of-state conservative PAC that is backing David Fox has made a six-figure TV buy, Joey Garrison reports. Is this the new normal in the It City?

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 06:49

A new anti-DUI campaign from the Governors Highway Safety Office is targeted at, well, bros. Bros who might have so much to drink they go home with someone "clingy" or "old" or they might mop up vomit (seriously, this was part of the commercial). Outrage ensues. Website connected to said campaign taken down.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 14:09

David Fox talks a lot about the "Nashville Way" so it's noteworhty that the slogan is getting a signal boost from a PAC from Texas. The PAC points out that Fox is the only conservative among the candidates.