Nashville Mayor Karl Dean wouldn’t give a “yes” or “no” to any of the initiatives in Metro Schools’ budget presentation Wednesday, which asked for $32.5 million more than last year.
Articles by: JR Mahung
Metro Schools will ask Nashville Mayor Karl Dean to foot the bill on a pay raise for both teachers and support staff. Their request comes after Governor Bill Haslam cancelled his plan for a statewide increase in teacher salaries due to flagging tax revenues.
Whether you’re better off buying or renting a home in Tennessee may depend on where in the state you live. According to a new study, it’s suburbs and small cities that give homeowners the most bang for their buck.
Nashville may soon require a minimum of two bicycle parking spaces for new and expanding businesses. Supporters say it’s part of the effort to embrace transportation options in the city.
Dean says the city’s revenue growth has seen a slight increase each year since the recession, but he’s still asking departments where they can cut 3 percent.
Winter weather may have left your trees brown and shrubs withered, but Middle Tennessee horticulturists say resist the urge to prune for now.
The Metro School Board does not have plans to close any schools right now, but that doesn’t mean the idea won’t come up later. The board is facing a $15 million shortfall, based on a budget proposed by Schools Director Jesse Register
The state’s governing body over high school sports has decided to hold off on a proposal that would block private schools from playing against public teams. The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association—known as the TSSAA—voted 7 to 2 at a legislative council meeting Wednesday morning.
Clarence Thomas will be speaking in Nashville next month, but most Tennesseans won’t get the chance to hear him.
Mayor Karl Dean’s planned pedestrian and cycling bridge faced a setback on Tuesday. The Metro Council voted to put off acquiring land for the $15 million project downtown. It‘s not clear when the Council will revisit the plan.