Legislators take issue with 'ze'

Upon learning the University of Tennessee is encouraging the inclusing of using the gender neutral "ze" in place of "he" or "she," several state legislators are frustrated with the school for using state money to come up with that policy.

Aug 31, 2015 8:03 AM

Trump wins straw poll in Nashville; elected Republicans warm to his 'straight talk'

GOP Presidential contender Donald Trump snagged 52 percent of the 420 votes cast at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Saturday. Despite the "crazy things" he says, Tennessee's Republican Congressmen and a high-ranking state lawmaker applaud Trump's talk in "true speak."

Aug 31, 2015 7:28 AM

Hillary, Faith, Tim and a Nashville fundraiser

Hillary Clinton is coming to town for a fundraiser, apparently. Country music supercouple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will be a part of it.

Aug 28, 2015 1:21 PM

Department of Correction to get outside review

The Tennessee Department of Correction will undergo an independent audit next month as evidence mounts that something is afoot with reporting (and not reporting) incidents.

Aug 28, 2015 6:37 AM

State rep facing huge EPA fine

State Rep. Andy Holt, a vociferous critic of the EPA and the vice chair of the Agriculture Committee, is facing a $177,500 fine from the EPA for illegal dumping on his now-closed (but long-unpermitted) hog farm.

Aug 28, 2015 6:32 AM

Barry puts out list of legislator endorsements

As David Fox is announcing the support of a former campaign rival, Megan Barry is out with a list of Davidson County legislators who support her. These aren't "newly announced" but the campaign wanted to remind you anyway:

State legislators who represent Davidson County overwhelmingly say that Megan Barry is the right choice to lead our city as Nashville’s next mayor.

"Megan Barry has what it takes to bring Nashville together and ensure that everyone across Davidson County shares in our prosperity," said Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro. "She is a tireless advocate for public transportation, affordable health care and high quality schools, and I know she is the leader who will move Nashville forward."

“Megan has been a strong advocate for the people of my district on the Metro Council, and I know she is someone who we can trust to have our best interests at heart as mayor,” said State Rep. Brenda Gilmore. “I’m excited to elect the first woman mayor of Nashville and I look forward to working hard to make sure it happens. The time is now for our first female Mayor of this great city!”

“As neighbors and active members of our neighborhood association prior to serving in office, Megan and I value Nashville's many neighborhoods,” said State Rep. John Ray Clemmons. “With Megan as our next Mayor, I am confident that the character of our respective neighborhoods will be protected and our local economy will continue to grow."

“I’m honored to have the support of such dedicated public servants who have worked tirelessly to ensure that all Tennesseans are treated with dignity and respect,” said Megan Barry. “I’ve been proud to stand with them in support of Medicaid expansion, school funding, and making sure workers are paid fair wages. I’m looking forward to working with them to keep Nashville and the state of Tennessee moving forward as mayor.”

The following State Legislators representing Davidson County have endorsed Megan Barry to be Nashville’s next mayor:

State Senator Thelma Harper (D-19)
State Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Jeff Yarbro (D-21)
House Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Stewart (D-52)
Davidson County Delegation Chair Harold M. Love Jr. (D-58)
State Representative Bo Mitchell (D-50)
State Representative Bill Beck (D-51)
State Representative Jason Powell (D-53)
State Representative Brenda Gilmore (D-54)
State Representative John Ray Clemmons (D-55)
State Representative Sherry Jones (D-59)
State Representative Darren Jernigan (D-60)

Aug 27, 2015 2:15 PM

Kane endorses Fox

Jeremy Kane endorsed David Fox Thursday at Cayce Homes. He said Fox, who was school board chairman when LEAD Academy was first authorized, will be the "right mayor for the right time."

 

“Ultimately the decision came down to looking at the issues I cared most about. For me, this is a personal decision.” ... “I’ve been impressed throughout this campaign by what he’s stood for, the issues he’s pushed to the forefront, and so ultimately, this became a very easy decision that not only did I want to vote for David but come out publicly and show my support for him."

Aug 27, 2015 2:04 PM

Fox's new ad spoofs Lincoln ads, attacks Barry

David Fox's new ad is a takeoff on the Lincoln ads but also attacks Barry. How droll.

Aug 27, 2015 11:17 AM

Ben Carson comes to Franklin

Presidential candidate Ben Carson visited Franklin for a little politicking and a little sightseeing.

Aug 27, 2015 7:07 AM