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By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 12:10

The Board of Fair Commissioners voted unanimously (with one abstention) to suspend gun shows at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds until safety measures are put in place. People will still be able to call a buddy and bring a friend to Bill Goodman's Gun and Knife Show this weekend, which will be the last until the measures are in place.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 12:08

Gov. Bill Haslam announced his intent to create local boards for the state's six non-UT-system universities — Middle Tennessee, East Tennessee, Tennessee Tech, the University of Memphis, Austin Peay and Tennessee State — that would be able to hire school presidents, manage budgets and set tuition rates. The Board of Regents would still provide "key administrative support" and administer the state's two-year colleges. 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 07:22

Former Ohio governor and current GOP hopeful John Kasich is in town today for a fundraiser at Scooter Clippard's place and then a TNGOP event at Stoney River.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 07:19

MNPS Chief Academic Officer Jay Steele will resign this week:

Steele had hoped to break the news to his staff on Thursday, but the announcement was expedited after reports surfaced that he had created a consulting firm. Steele had been considering numerous exit strategies from the district after his failed bid to become superintendent, he said in conversations over the past week.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 07:15

The attorney general says Tennessee can't refuse refugee placements:

The attorney general says “such a refusal would impinge on and conflict with the federal government’s authority to regulate the admission of aliens to the United States and thus would violate the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.”

The opinion goes on to confirm that a refusal could not be based on an individual’s country of origin or religion.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 14:25

Jay Steele is affiliated with education consultancy Steele Dynamics and that's a violation of MNPS policy, Amanda Haggard reports. Steele still hasn't said whether he plans to leave the district.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:35

The governor has spoken out strongly against legislators trying to restrict or eliminate the Hall Tax:

Haslam told the Rotary Club last week: "There's been a lot of folks who have said forever we should do away with [the Hall tax]; I frankly don't think it's a good tax. And if we were starting from scratch, I would say we should not have that, there's other, better ways to do that.

By: Andrea Zelinski
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 07:10

Today marks the beginning of the governor’s annual budget hearings, the administration’s annual dog-and-pony show for state agency heads to highlight the happenings at their departments.

It’s also a time to explain what each agency would cut if forced to do so.

Over the full week, Gov. Bill Haslam will hear each department head explain agency spending plans and how they would cut 3.5 percent from their bottom lines, an exercise assigned each year by the governor’s office. However, revenues feeding the state’s $33.8 billion budget appear flush so far this year.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 07:01

The Dean runs down the what and who of the hundreds of people seeking to be delegates — particularly RNC delegates — and who is backing whom.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:59

The state's budget hearings begin today with the governor having asked officials with every department to show how they would cut 3.5 percent.