VOL. 128 | NO. 51 | Thursday, March 14, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners advanced in Wednesday, March 13, committee sessions a general plan to restructure the countywide school board.
City center’s housing market experiencing uptick
Downtown’s housing market is seeing more sales, less time on the market, lower price points and inventory shortages.
The company that owns the old Memphis Mobile City mobile home park wants to turn the site that flooded seven times in 10 years including floods in 2010 and 2011 into a resort for recreational vehicles with cabins and manufactured homes on adjoining acreage.
Harrison McIver has entered his 15th year as executive director of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. with a daunting challenge that’s as constant as it is acute.
State Sen. Jim Kyle, D-Memphis, the Democratic leader of the Senate, sees things at the legislature these days he does not like.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Shayla Purifoy majored in urban studies – a mixture of history, political science and sociology – at Rhodes College. Her senior seminar was on community policing.
Ray’s Take Let’s assume you’ve done the right thing and have a will in place. That is a good start, but it’s not enough. You need to regularly review your will to make sure it stays in line with your intentions and the law. Congress continues to kick the can down the road on important income tax and transfer payments, but we now have pretty good guidance on estate tax laws both federally and in Tennessee.
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NASHVILLE (AP) – Sara Kyle has resigned from the board of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, citing the panel's diminished role under a restructuring of the agency by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would increase the fine for not wearing a seat belt by $40 is advancing in the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies increased their restocking in January from December, an encouraging signal that they expect consumers will spend more this year and help the economy grow faster.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm said it won't issue some agricultural reports this year because of automatic federal budget cuts, alarming some in the dairy industry who fear the information void could wreak havoc with milk prices.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. federal budget deficit jumped in February from January, though it is still running well below last year's pace. Higher taxes and an improving economy are expected to hold the annual deficit below $1 trillion for the first time since President Barack Obama took office.
Some Americans could see their insurance bills double next year as the health care overhaul law expands coverage to millions of people.