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POSTPOLITICS

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.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:24

Megan Barry gets The Tennessean's endorsement:

She told the editorial board that she would restructure the mayor's office by hiring a chief operations officer (COO) who would run the day-to-day operations of the city, allowing her to focus on the vision and oversee execution of the plan.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:16

Legally-married same-sex couples are eligible for state employee benefits, presumably because they are legally married. Should the aforementioned couples no longer wish to be married, the AG has opined they can be divorced, again because these are couples who are legally married.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:12

John Covington, about whom much that is less than flattering has been uncovered, has been cut from the list by the MNPS board, which forges forward with its superintendent search despite calls to the contrary.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:06

Today, July 13, is, by state law, Nathan Bedford Forrest Day. The governor issued the proclamation, as he's required to by law, though one wonders who would arrest him for not issuing said proclamation and what the punishment would be. 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:29

A federal judge is allowing abortion clinics to remain open, prohibiting the state from enforcing the new restrictions.