A new review finds that few departments within Nashville government have written policies about how to answer requests from federal immigration authorities.
The clearest loser in Metro’s emergency budget plan is the Barnes Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Some nonprofit developers were surprised to learn this month that they would not be receiving anticipated grants worth up to $2 million this year.
The city of Nashville has found a way to balance its budget, averting the remote possibility of a takeover by state finance officials. Yet even as the “good news” was relayed Wednesday to the Metro Council, the city’s finance director warned of even bigger financial “mountains” to climb.
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Mayor John Cooper is reassuring teachers and support staff that they will get the 3% pay increase promised by his predecessor, despite a budget crunch.
Cooper held a press conference at the Metro Courthouse this morning with school leaders to announce that he will go forward with cost-of-living adjustments scheduled for January. Those were first laid out by then-Mayor David Briley this summer.
Some members of Nashville’s Metro Council say they’re ready to end a contract with private prison operator CoreCivic.