Post Tagged with: "Karl Dean"

Nashville isn't the first, second or even third city in Tennessee to offer benefits to same-sex partners of employees. Knoxville, Chattanooga and Collegedale preceded Nashville. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Nashville Council Does ‘Right Thing,’ Passes Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

June 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm

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.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is an outspoken supporter of charter schools and says the Metro Schools Board of Education should be open to expanding charters. Credit: Office of Mayor Karl Dean

Karl Dean Doesn’t Want Charter Haters On The Nashville School Board

June 13, 2014 at 4:51 am

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.

The Amp’s Team of Rivals Meets To Discuss Future Of Nashville Bus Project

The Amp’s Team of Rivals Meets To Discuss Future Of Nashville Bus Project

April 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm

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.

Nashville's top health official is making the case that the Amp could improve the health of the city's residents. (Photo Credit: Mayor's Office)

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

March 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm

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.

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

February 12, 2014 at 3:53 pm

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.”

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

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

November 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm

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.

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

November 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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

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

October 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm

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

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

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

October 14, 2013 at 4:13 am

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.

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

October 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

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.

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

October 7, 2013 at 5:15 am

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. 

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

October 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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.

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

September 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm

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

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

August 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm

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

Free Community College To Anyone Graduating From A Nashville High School

Free Community College To Anyone Graduating From A Nashville High School

August 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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.

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

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

July 1, 2013 at 4:52 am

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.

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

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

June 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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.

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

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

May 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

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 On Higher Price For Convention Center Land: Not A Problem

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

May 7, 2013 at 4:34 am

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.

Dean To Roll Out Budget

April 29, 2013 at 4:55 am

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.