Post Tagged with: "Karl Dean"

Supporters of the Amp BRT line held signs behind Mayor Karl Dean at the Metro Courthouse as he thanked President Obama for federal funding. Credit: Dean Administration

Nashville Mayor Calls Federal Funding For Amp Transit Line A ‘Validator’

by / on March 4, 2014

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.

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Lee Beaman, who runs a car dealership, has contributed heavily to efforts to derail the mayor's proposed Bus Rapid Transit system across town. (Credit WPLN/Daniel Potter)

Congressional Candidate Does His Part To Derail Nashville’s ‘Amp’ Plan

by / on February 12, 2014

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.”

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We Have A Deal: Governor, Mayor, Sounds Agree On New Baseball Stadium

We Have A Deal: Governor, Mayor, Sounds Agree On New Baseball Stadium

by / on November 8, 2013

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.

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And The Grand Marshal For Nashville’s Christmas Parade Is…The Mayor…The One On TV

And The Grand Marshal For Nashville’s Christmas Parade Is…The Mayor…The One On TV

by / on November 6, 2013

TV and reality may be a little hard to tell apart at Nashville’s annual Christmas parade this year.

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Between 2015 and 2026, Nashville has been picked to host the men's tournament nine times and the women's tournament three times. In 2014, Bridgestone Arena is actually where the NCAA women's Final Four will be played. Credit: Nina Cardona / WPLN

SEC Tournament Deal Expected To Bring Nashville Christmas In March For 12 Years

by / on October 15, 2013

What’s it worth to host the Southeastern Conference basketball tournaments for 12-straight years? Millions, according to Nashville officials.

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Same Sex Benefits: Nashville Mayor Says They’re About Tolerance

Same Sex Benefits: Nashville Mayor Says They’re About Tolerance

by / on October 14, 2013

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.

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How Does Nashville Compare To Other Cities Propping Up Pensions By Borrowing? Mayor Says Don’t Ask

How Does Nashville Compare To Other Cities Propping Up Pensions By Borrowing? Mayor Says Don’t Ask

by / on October 11, 2013

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.

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Light It Up: Neon Omni May Be Just The Beginning For Nashville Skyline

Light It Up: Neon Omni May Be Just The Beginning For Nashville Skyline

by / on October 7, 2013

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. 

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Federally-trained Certified Application Counselors and Obamacare Navigators helped uninsured Nashvillians sign up for coverage on Monday. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Obamacare Arrives In Nashville To Cheers, Confusion

by / on October 1, 2013

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.

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A judge in Davidson County Chancery Court heard arguments for and against the state insurance regulations on Monday afternoon. The plaintiffs are asking for an injunction to block the rules. Credit: Romec1 via Flickr

Nashville Joins Lawsuit Challenging State’s Obamacare Recruiting Rules

by / on September 30, 2013

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.

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Nashville Mayor: Don’t Get Too Excited About New Ballpark Just Yet

Nashville Mayor: Don’t Get Too Excited About New Ballpark Just Yet

by / on August 23, 2013

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean had hoped to keep plans for reviving baseball at the old Sulphur Dell site quiet a little bit longer.

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Free Community College To Anyone Graduating From A Nashville High School

Free Community College To Anyone Graduating From A Nashville High School

by / on August 12, 2013

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.

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TDOT Concerned About Traffic Created By Nashville’s Bus Rapid Transit Line

TDOT Concerned About Traffic Created By Nashville’s Bus Rapid Transit Line

by / on July 1, 2013

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.

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Season 2 of ‘Nashville’ Could Pocket More Than $13M From City, State

Season 2 of ‘Nashville’ Could Pocket More Than $13M From City, State

by / on June 24, 2013

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.

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Metro Prepares To Pony Up For Second Season Of ‘Nashville’

Metro Prepares To Pony Up For Second Season Of ‘Nashville’

by / on May 23, 2013

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.

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Nashville Mayor On Higher Price For Convention Center Land: Not A Problem

Nashville Mayor On Higher Price For Convention Center Land: Not A Problem

by / on May 7, 2013

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.

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Dean To Roll Out Budget

by / on April 29, 2013

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.

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Long-Serving Metro Employees Hit Buyout Deadline

Long-Serving Metro Employees Hit Buyout Deadline

by / on January 18, 2013

A few hundred Metro employees have already accepted retirement buyouts offered by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean to save money and reorganize some departments. The 2,600 people eligible have until Friday to accept the early retirement incentive.

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Dean Proposes New Downtown Police Precinct

Dean Proposes New Downtown Police Precinct

by / on January 4, 2013

The downtown Nashville police precinct may be on its way out of Bridgestone Arena. A new $4 million headquarters has been added to the city’s building project priority list, which will be considered by the Metro Council later this month.

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The Choice: A School Fight Over Middle Class Families

The Choice: A School Fight Over Middle Class Families

by / on November 30, 2012

Metro Nashville Public Schools has followed suit with other urban districts and made it so parents have much more say in where their kid will attend. But even with an expanding menu of charters, magnets and language immersion programs, Metro still has convincing left to do with some parents after decades of mixed academic results.

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