Thursday is the final day of early voting in Tennessee ahead of next Tuesday’s election. In Nashville the ballot includes several referendums, including one on just who should be allowed to run Metro Public Works.
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Proposed taxes are drawing voters to the polls in several Tennessee counties, including Sumner, where a budget battle delayed the start of school by nearly two weeks. A $25 increase in car registrations is splitting voters who consider themselves conservative.
The Tennessee Supreme Court says Davidson County’s sheriff does have some law enforcement power. The question was at the center of a case challenging an immigration enforcement program known as 287(g).
Despite being vastly out-raised, Attorney Amy Frogge won the school board seat representing West Nashville. She more than doubled the vote count of her nearest competitor in the five person race.
A nearly three-decade tenure on the school board came to an end yesterday. Ed Kindall lost his seat to fellow board member Sharon Gentry. The two were pitted against each other in District 1 after its boundaries were redrawn.
An executive from Teach For America has unseated the chair of the Metro School Board. Ellissa Kim received thousands of dollars in campaign funds from pro-charter-school groups on her way to beating out incumbent Gracie Porter.
Along with next week’s Presidential primary, voters in Maury County will be deciding on consolidating into a Metro Government similar to Nashville.