From 1100's Sunday notebook:
So do the tight budget and falling tax revenue mean the governor was wrong? He doesn’t think so.
“I honestly think that cutting the inheritance and gift taxes long-term will increase revenue,” Haslam told reporters last week. “The cause and effect isn’t quite that immediate, unfortunately.
“But do I long-term think that’s the right thing for the state? You bet I do.”
Jason Holleman will drop out of the much-anticipated Democratic primary in state Senate District 21, leaving a race that was only just beginning to heat up.
"The campaign has shown me, too, that in order to lead the rest of Tennessee, Nashville must first model the kind of collaboration and results-driven leadership that would necessarily be undermined by a contentious, contested primary. The conclusion is clear: my best contribution, right now, is to serve at the local level, focusing on my important work as a Metro Councilman and my essential work as Cecilia and Walter’s Dad."