By Chris Butler | | 17 hours ago | 32
Let’s try making sense of this, shall we? Nashville officials offer subsidized housing to local artists on the pretense it’s the only way to keep artisans in the city.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 12, 2014 5:00 AM | 52
A Rutherford County School District employee allegedly stole nearly $16,000 from high school students who, for academic reasons, needed that money for night school tuition, according to a state comptroller’s audit released Thursday.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 11, 2014 5:00 AM | 175
Nashville taxpayers are paying two Seattle-based artists $350,000 to create a sculpture at Nashville’s West Riverfront Park that supposedly symbolizes the meandering Cumberland River.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 10, 2014 5:00 AM | 63
A former Tennessee government is accused of taking more than $216,000 from prison inmates.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 09, 2014 5:00 AM | 94
In one instance, the Gatlinburg-based Webb Creek Utility District accepted a firearm as payment for delinquent power bills. That was just one example of a host of issues Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson uncovered in an audit he released this month.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 04, 2014 5:00 AM | 17
The United Auto Workers union is claiming some of the credit for General Motors’ decision to move production of its Cadillac SRX from Mexico to Tennessee, but, overall, they might not have much room to brag.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 01, 2014 5:00 AM | 24
The only way now to get on the Tennessee Supreme Court is through the governor or, eight years later, the voters in a retention election.
By Chris Butler | | Aug 29, 2014 1:11 PM | 8
You arguably have a better chance playing for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies than you do figuring out who oversees the finances and ticketing sales for the taxpayer-financed FedEx Forum, where the team plays home games.
By Chris Butler | | Aug 29, 2014 5:00 AM | 22
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — An activist who filed ethics complaints against three Tennessee Supreme Court justices who won retention elections this summer says Justice Gary Wade was careless abiding by judicial conduct rules, and Wade has now admitted it. During the campaign, officials working for Justice Gary Wade put up a billboard in east Tennessee [...]
By Chris Butler | | Aug 28, 2014 5:00 AM | 16
The Ryman Lofts, a public housing project designed to make up for a supposed shortage of artists and musicians in Nashville — of all places — isn't tax-exempt, as city officials originally believed.