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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 7, 2015 - 07:20

Nashville voters aren't big fans of longer term limits nor do they seem enthused about a smaller council. Both Amendments 1 and 2 were rejected handily.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 7, 2015 - 07:17

David Briley handily won election as vice mayor, while incumbents Tony Tenpenny and Peter Westerholm went down in their districts. Nine Metro Council districts will host run-offs. The rundown here.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 7, 2015 - 07:14

With no candidate hitting the magic 10 percent threshold, a full slate of 10 candidates are headed to the run-off for the Metro Council's five at-large seats. Five current Metro council members are on the slate, along with John Cooper and Bob Mendes, among others.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 7, 2015 - 07:09

Low-income and local laborers now stand to potentially gain more work opportunities on large, city-funded projects after Metro voters took to the polls in support of Amendment 3.

The passage of Amendment 3 in the Metro Charter means that any Metro-funded construction project over $100,000 will be required to hire at least 40 percent of its labor within Davidson County. What's more, at least 10 percent of hires must be low-income individuals.

By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Friday, August 7, 2015 - 06:18

Megan Barry and David Fox are headed to a Sep. 10 runoff election after claiming the top two spots in a crowded and costly mayoral race.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 07:05

 

Even though some proposals call for longer sentences for certain crimes, the governor says the report from his sentencing task force will reduce overall incarceration rates

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 06:56

Police responded in two minutes. The whole thing was over in 41 minutes. The "gunman" — a man who had been committed in the past — was armed with an Airsoft gun. The solution? Fewer restrictions on guns, lawmakers say.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 06:52

Tonight, we'll know who the runoff candidates will be. Will the gloves come off as they did in 2007?

It was election night Aug. 2, 2007, and Karl Dean and Bob Clement had just emerged as the evening's two winners. They were headed for a one-month runoff campaign, and Clement established a new tone with his speech that night.

He went on the attack.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 13:59

The group pushing for passage of Amendment 2, which would shrink the Metro Council to 27 members is supported by lobbyists, builders and a major public sector union.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 07:09

The state court of appeals has remanded a previously denied divorce of a same-sex couple back to circuit court