The team at Bundle rummaged through consumer spending data aggregated by Citi to rank cities by how much their residents spend on clothing, shoes and other apparel. Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va., lead the way, but guess which city ranks third?
The 107th General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, January 11, at noon. The General Assembly has convened in January since 1873. Prior to 1873, the General Assembly convened on the first Monday in October, after being elected in August. From 1873 until 1966, the General Assembly would convene on the first Monday in January “next ensuing the election” (every two years). From 1967 until 1978, the General Assembly would convene on the first Tuesday in January, and since 1979, the second Tuesday in January. The General Assembly has met in Nashville since 1826. From 1796 until 1812, the General Assembly met in Knoxville; from 1812 until 1815 in Nashville; from 1815 to 1817 in Knoxville; and from 1817 until 1826 in Murfreesboro. Also, for one day in 1807, the General Assembly convened in Kingston. In the Legislative Library is an undated petition from the “Citizens of Cannon County” requesting that the legislature amend the Constitution to allow the General Assembly to meet “but once in six years and each session to be allowed to sit but sixty days”. There are 21 new members of the House of Representatives, along with one new Senator. This is the largest incoming class since the 89th General Assembly (1975 – 1976), which had 26 new House members and five new Senators. The first General Assembly (1796) had a total of 22 Representatives and 11 Senators. Governor Bill Haslam is scheduled to be inaugurated on Saturday, January 15. Other governors inaugurated on January 15 include Governor Alexander (1983) and Governor Clement (1953, to a two-year term, and 1963, to a four-year term). Governor Isham Harris has the shortest inaugural address on record: “I am ready to take the oath of office.” Governor Hill McAlister in 1933 was the first governor to use the War Memorial Building Auditorium for his inauguration. The Ryman Auditorium was often used for inaugurals prior to 1933. On January 15, 1963, during Governor Frank Clement’s inauguration, there was a 19-gun salute. This salute set the Capitol Hill grass on fire; National Guardsmen stamped out the fire before it could spread.