Memphis to spend $100,000 or more on lobbyists in effort to scrap confederate statues

The Memphis City Council is going to hire the Nashville-based lobbying firm The Ingram Group to help sway legislators at the Capitol on issues of local control, like the rules that prevent the city from removing Confederate statues. And it will likely cost the beleaguered Memphis taxpayers more than $100,000. From The Memphis Commercial Appeal: …

Will the Tennessee AG investigate oversight of government subsidies?

According to a USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee investigation, the state of Tennessee spends more that $2.5 billion per year on grants, tax breaks and tax credits to recruit and keep businesses in Tennessee. The investigation also found that the agencies and officials who distribute and manage these funds do not track or disclose the …

Gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd needs to be educated on education

Last week, Tennessee's gubernatorial candidates discussed their education priorities at the Tennessee Business Roundtable hosted in Nashville. Six of the seven major candidates took the stage to share their ideas on K-12 education, all echoing similar stances of small ideas to build bridges between schools and the business community -- except former economic development commissioner …