VOL. 128 | NO. 118 | Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Some Memphis City Council members say they are prepared for a long day Tuesday, June 18, at City Hall as they continue down the arduous path to a tax rate and budget for the coming fiscal year.
Revival food truck returns to the streets with new owner
Years ago, after leaving the 9-to-5 of the corporate world, Cathy McKee decided she wanted to get more serious about cooking.
City Council budget committee chairman Jim Strickland plans to make his case Tuesday, June 17, for a set of city budget cuts totaling $26.3 million that would keep the city property tax rate at its current rate of $3.11.
If it seems like the Boyle family has played a key role in Memphis since the city was founded, it’s because it has.
A week after announcing a change in when Shelby County Schools teachers get paid in the schools merger that begins July 1, interim schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson changed course. The change keeps teachers from the two systems on different pay schedules for the first year of the merger.
Bureaucratic snafus, a lack of city funds and the transformation of The Pyramid into a Bass Pro Shops store led the city to lose a $316,680 federal grant for a riverfront bike and pedestrian system.
In the last 16 years, the number of firms owned by minorities and women has grown, but they still lag behind all firms in terms of revenue and employment, according to a report commissioned by American Express OPEN.
Three educators who have led schools inside and outside the conventional public school system locally say consistency at the school level will be important in a school year that will see a lot of change.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, June 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
690 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38105, Loan Amount: $1 million -
The new ownership group of the historic James Lee House at 690 Adams Ave. in Victorian Village has filed a $1 million construction loan for renovations of the property.
We were recently asked what we thought about setting a fundraising goal for fiscal year 2014 by simply adding 10 percent to the 2013 goal. Good question. And of course we had questions of our own. The first of which was “did the nonprofit meet its 2013 goal?” The answer – and the reasons why – will be important to take into consideration when setting a goal for 2014.
PULASKI, Tenn. (AP) – State officials are making the case to Fiat head Sergio Marchionne to select Tennessee for the Italian automaker's joint headquarters with Chrysler Group LLC.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam began the year by dismissing what he called misguided predictions that the new Republican supermajority in state government would devolve into infighting.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google has resolved a shareholder lawsuit blocking a long-delayed stock split, clearing the way for the Internet search leader to issue a new class of non-voting shares later this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? That's the question – and the fear – Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week when he takes questions after a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal and therefore challenged in court.