Nashville will join the ranks of Tennessee cities who fund health insurance for the same-sex partners of employees. Tuesday night the Metro Council signed off on a plan estimated to cost as much as $1 million a year.
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Nashville’s mayor says he “sort of doubts” he’ll endorse specific candidates running for school board. But he does have criteria for who he wants on the panel – charter school advocates.
Dean gave brief remarks about the project needing the input of divergent voices to help find middle ground before he took off for another event.
The push to build a high-speed bus route connecting East Nashville and West End got a boost from the White House Tuesday. The Obama Administration’s budget designated $27 million in funding for the Amp.
It’s looking more doubtful that Nashville will get any financial help from the state to build dedicated bus lanes from East Nashville to West End – a $175 million project known as the “Amp.” The legislature’s Senate Transportation Committee voted Wednesday to block any spending on so-called “bus rapid transit services.”
Plans to build a new minor league ballpark near Nashville’s Bi-Centennial Mall took a big step forward Friday. According to a news release, the city has reached an agreement with the state – which owns the land – to build on the site of the historic Sulphur Dell stadium.
TV and reality may be a little hard to tell apart at Nashville’s annual Christmas parade this year.
What’s it worth to host the Southeastern Conference basketball tournaments for 12-straight years? Millions, according to Nashville officials.
Offering benefits to the same sex partners of Metro employees is a matter of tolerance to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. While a panel is being formed to study the cost of such a policy change, Dean says he feels it’s the right thing to do.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is pressing pause on borrowing $200 million to shore up the city’s underfunded pension plan. But that doesn’t mean he agrees with experts in municipal finance who say the maneuver looks like an act of desperation.
The lights of Lower Broadway are beginning to bleed into other parts of downtown Nashville. The newly opened Omni Hotel is draped in a rainbow, and more neon is on the way.
Nashville’s first sign-up event for the Obamacare health insurance Marketplace started with cheers and prayers of thanksgiving. But the praise was tempered by computer glitches and confusion.
The city of Nashville is a little confused by state rules that seem to suggest a government worker could be fined for helping someone sign up for health insurance through Obamacare. The city has joined in a lawsuit challenging new regulations.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean had hoped to keep plans for reviving baseball at the old Sulphur Dell site quiet a little bit longer.
Graduates from any of Nashville’s 20 public high schools can now get a two-year degree paid for by philanthropists. The program anticipates to fund tuition for hundreds of students starting next fall.
Tennessee’s Department of Transportation is supporting Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s push to build a bus rapid transit line. But the state still has questions about how it would work.
The total government incentive package for shooting season 2 of the TV show “Nashville” could top $13 million. On Monday the city announced it would chip in $750,000.
Producers of the TV drama ‘Nashville’ say shooting here isn’t a sure thing for season 2. They’ve yet to tap Metro coffers for help, but it’s increasingly looking like they will.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says he’s not worried about potential cost overruns for land seized to build the city’s new convention center. But increasingly it looks like Metro Government may have to pay more.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will release his proposed budget tomorrow. Although he’s asked most Metro departments to trim spending, many have asked for more dollars.