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Democratic Prospects for TN Governor. Dog-and-Pony at County Commission

Democratic Prospects for TN Governor. Dog-and-Pony at County Commission

Weighing the chances of Dean and Fitzhugh; And: The strangely harmonious meeting Monday of the Shelby County Commission, almost like a scripted TV show, with some of the lines improvised around agreed-upon themes.

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County mayor’s composure wears thin after commission action (and inaction) on a triad of issues.
County mayor’s composure wears thin after commission action (and inaction) on a triad of issues.

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Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

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Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

The County Commission gave final approval to a $4.11 tax rate on Wednesday despite public claims by the Trustee that it will cost taxpayers.

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Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

Jackson Baker: What jcov40 said.

(And, jcov40), yes, "reappraisal" and "appraisal" are the terms of art.) »

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Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

jcov40: As with all reappraisals, thousands of homeowners in the county will receive tax increases. some will pay the same taxes »

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Karl Dean in Memphis Next Week

Jackson Baker 1: As stated, prominently in the second paragraph, LWC. But, upon further inspection, I can see why you added your note. »

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Karl Dean in Memphis Next Week

LeftWingCracker: Just to clarify, Dean is there to help raise money for the Tennessee Voter Project and not his own campaign, »

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