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POSTPOLITICS

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.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 12:19

Speaker Harwell wants to use the state surplus to pay for roads. Gov. Haslam's a no:

Asked about the speaker's comments, Haslam said, "When you have a surplus everybody has an idea for how to spend that. And so my approach is always you be really thoughtful, you look at the wide variety of needs we have from deferred maintenance on buildings. I can make a really long list of things that might be appropriate. I'd say let's use the normal budget process."

Haslam also made a second point.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 07:12

Tom Ingram isn't being paid by the governor any more:

“We’re still friends and I’d do anything I could to help him personally,” Ingram said in an interview.

He declined comment on reports the move was sparked by the governor refusing to follow Ingram’s advice on some matters, including Insure Tennessee. Ingram said he decided it was best to end official consulting “to avoid any issues or questions.”
 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 07:00

A rundown of what's up with the Super PACs in the mayor's race:

* Charles Robert Bone stood at the courthouse and railed against "out-of-state Super PACs hijacking" the race

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 13:01

Same hot arguing and even bad words were slung at a meeting of the State Capitol Commission, which decided to not yet make a decisi

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By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 08:00

Sen. Alexander's verson of the No Child Left Behind rewrite overwhelmingly passed the Senate:

"This is a law that everybody wants fixed — we have a consensus on that," said U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and one of the bill's authors.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 07:50

Early voting begins today:

Davidson County Elections Administrator Kent Wall anticipates that around 130,000 Nashvillians could vote in this Metro general election. The expectation is for about half to again vote early.