Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey told the Nashville Post he's is uninterested in holding legislative hearings on the Haslam administration's controversial VW incentives. House Speaker Beth Harwell said she was willing to have the hearings, until learning Ramsey doesn't want to go along.
Middle Tennessee attracted 12 of the 20 new investments or expansions funded by foreign companies in 2013, writes MTSU Professor Steven Livingston in his latest Global Commerce newsletter. Those investments, led by Hankook's commitment to bring 1,800 jobs to Clarksville, continued a solid trend of international job creation in the state, as seen in the graphs below. Here's Livingston's full report.
Wednesday was a day of one step forward and one step backward at the General Assembly for supporters of the proposed Amp bus rapid transit line. One measure passed would not allow The Amp to run down the middle of any state highway, while the other would give state lawmakers the chance to decide on funding when Metro asks for it rather than during the design process. Steven Hale has the rundown of the bills, the thinly veiled criticisms and the talking points.
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