VOL. 132 | NO. 88 | Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has taken a $1.2 billion consolidated county government budget proposal to the Shelby County Commission that would maintain a stable property tax rate but shift a part of the tax rate to establish a capital projects pay-as-you go fund.
Germantown city and school system leaders made Shelby County Schools an offer Tuesday, May 2, of $25 million for Germantown Elementary, Middle and High Schools – the school known as the “three Gs” that remained part of SCS in the 2014 demerger of public education in Shelby County.
With an eye on the clock in the City Council committee room and rap of a gavel, council budget committee chairman Edmund Ford Jr. opened city budget hearings Tuesday, May 2.
The Department of Defense's United States Transportation Command has awarded a government-wide package delivery services contract valued at more than $2.35 billion to Memphis-based FedEx Corp.
Billed as a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to increase state funding to address a backlog of roadway improvement projects in Tennessee, the recently passed IMPROVE Act is one of Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature pieces of legislation.
The comforting thud of reams of bound printed paper hitting a wooden table top. The sound of pages turning as Power Points are read aloud. Yes, fellow citizens of the republic, it is budget season in Shelby County. The gavel fell on Memphis City Council budget hearings Tuesday at City Hall. And Wednesday morning Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell takes his budget proposal to the County Commission. A note about the city budget deliberations. Tuesday’s opening session saw the return of council member Janis Fullilove to City Hall after being out for a while due to an extended illness.
The Tennessee Supreme Court says Memphis Police should stop arresting people without probable cause on what is known as a “48-hour hold” in order to gather more evidence in investigations.
The U.S. economy limped into 2017. If analyst expectations are correct, when the government on May 5 releases its first estimate of growth for January through March as measured by gross domestic product, it will amount to an annualized GDP growth of about 1 percent. That’s less than half of the fourth quarter’s 2.1 percent bump.
Penn State won the Big Ten title in 2016, but the Nittany Lions didn’t score many recruiting points during the 2017 NFL Draft. They had just one player selected. And so did other traditionally stout football schools named Texas and Nebraska.
Three months after a Downtown march protesting the first of President Donald Trump’s two immigration travel ban orders, the turnout was smaller Monday, May 1, along the same route between Clayborn Temple and the National Civil Rights Museum.
Tennesseans who want to shoot feral hogs won’t have to worry about scaring the critters now that they have permission to put a silencer on their rifle.
NASHVILLE – Rep. Joe Towns’ legislation to remove slavery from the state Constitution is being postponed until 2018, but it picked up a key endorsement Monday from Republican House Majority Leader Glen Casada.
Amelia Thompson has joined Ballet Memphis as development associate. In her new role, she works on the administrative side of the organization to generate and secure funding for Ballet Memphis’ daily annual operating budget as well as its capital campaigns.
You’ve made it through four years of college. Now what? Getting your first job after graduation can feel like a daunting task. We have such high hopes of finding the perfect career quickly and easily – until we hit a wall. Based on a recent Wall Street Journal piece, many college graduates can relate.
Recently, The Daily News ran a story regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s current investigation of Google. Specifically, the government allegedly discovered “systemic compensation disputes” across Google’s workforce. The dispute in this case, as with most pay equity cases, is what constitutes “comparable work.”
If marketers had a zodiac calendar, we might call 2017 “The Year of the Video.”
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Another credit rating agency is warning that the financial outlook for Mississippi government finances is weakening.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Two small Mississippi hospitals have been sold as a large Tennessee-based company tries to pare down hospitals to reduce debt.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Frustrated Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday warned top airline executives to improve customer services or face congressional intervention after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines flight in an incident the company's chief executive called a "mistake of epic proportions."
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans worked to undo former President Barack Obama's law overhauling the nation's financial rules, arguing that it is undermining economic growth. Democrats countered that the GOP effort risked a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that pushed the economy to the brink of collapse.
NEW YORK (AP) – A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously.
NEW YORK (AP) – President Trump's campaign is criticizing CNN for refusing to air an advertisement touting the president's achievements during his first 100 days in office, saying the network doesn't want it because the ad "doesn't fit their narrative."
DETROIT (AP) – The six top-selling automakers in the U.S. reported sales declines last month as demand seems to be slowing after seven straight years of growth.