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MATA On Hold; Bloomberg Garners Local Support

MATA On Hold; Bloomberg Garners Local Support

Needing nine votes from the Shelby County Commission to save his $20 wheel tax increase to provide for $10 million worth of county funding

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First Things First: Political Developments Around Shelby County in the New Year

First Things First: Political Developments Around Shelby County in the New Year

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Four Points: A Look Back at the Year in Local Politics

Four Points: A Look Back at the Year in Local Politics

The 2019 City Election: Though turnout statistics remained meager for the quadrennial Memphis municipal election, there was some spirited competition between a triad of

Vandy Poll: Trump, Lee, Congress, and Other Issues

Vandy Poll: Trump, Lee, Congress, and Other Issues

A new survey of Tennesseans' opinions on several current policy matters indicates that the state still occupies a median place, more or less, in the

Two 2020 Races Generate a Flood of Candidates in Shelby County

Two 2020 Races Generate a Flood of Candidates in Shelby County

Ready? Deirdre V. Fisher, Eddie Jones, Gortria Anderson Banks, John Ford, Paul Boyd, Rheunte E. Benson, Thomas Long, Del Gill, Joe Brown, Tanya L.

Gun Sales and Paper Ballots Are On the Agenda This Week

Gun Sales and Paper Ballots Are On the Agenda This Week

Given the number of shootings in Memphis and Shelby County, issues of firearms are never very far from public consciousness. One matter of more

Rainy Night in Arkansas: Bill Clinton Helps Celebrate the Arkansas Gazette

Rainy Night in Arkansas: Bill Clinton Helps Celebrate the Arkansas Gazette

It was a cold, rainy late-November night — not the kind of evening to tempt you out of doors and certainly not as far

Bogus Ballot Battle on Hold; Candidates Line Up for 2020

Bogus Ballot Battle on Hold; Candidates Line Up for 2020

So what's the status of the "bogus ballot" question, which was due to be given a post-election judicial hearing last week? "On hold" is

Democrats Gear Up for Suburban Races in 2020

Democrats Gear Up for Suburban Races in 2020

Now that the "nonpartisan" city election is over and done with — as presumably it will be after two runoff elections for Memphis City Council

Final Wash: County Commission Approves Funding for UM Natatorium

Final Wash: County Commission Approves Funding for UM Natatorium

Monday's meeting of the Shelby County Commission was either an exercise in the art of democratic compromise at its best, or it was wishy-washy

City Election’s Final Races Head Into the Stretch

City Election’s Final Races Head Into the Stretch

Thursday, November 14th, two weeks from now, will see the final voting for the 2019 Memphis city election. The remaining races to be decided, via

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Bobby Lanier, Pillar of Shelby County Government, Dies

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Wheel Tax Solution for County MATA Funding Off to Shaky Start

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Wheel Tax Solution for County MATA Funding Off to Shaky Start

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Bloomberg in Memphis: A Good Start

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