As a thorn in mayor's side, Josh Stites starts to see results, if not credit

At 31, Stites is one of council’s youngest members, and he's an ideological minority on blue-city council More

Emily Evans, critic of Dean's finances, thinks city is planning for wrong future

As city prepares to roll out new budget, 'The City Paper' sits down with Evans to shoot the financial breeze More

Five Metro Charter amendments sit quietly on ballot, unlike others in years past

Amendments vary from addressing qualifications and powers of officials to terminology used for crossing guards More

Med Mart failure brings worry from Music City Center critics

Dallas-based developers Market Center Management Co. struggled to find tenants for the medical mart for some time More

Five Metro Charter amendments added to November ballot

Among proposed amendments is one meant to “clarify” the duties and responsibilities of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office   More

Final vote looming, some look to trim proposed tax increase

While the mayor’s budget — and property tax increase — will likely pass, it won’t be without some changes More

Register to Metro Council: Higher teacher pay would send 'clear message'

Raising starting teacher salaries by about $5K has emerged as one focal point of Dean’s proposed $1.71B budget   More

Candidates steer clear of Dean's tax hike on council's first vote

Dean’s proposed 53-cent tax rate increase now moves to crucial second of three votes in June More

Tea Party group preps fight against Dean's tax hike proposal

Anti-tax advocate Ben Cunningham has organized May 10 meeting to discuss organizational and strategy tactics  More

Steine, Garrett, Briley, Crafton weigh runs for Haynes' open state senate seat

Republicans see chance to pick up senate seat in heavily Democratic Davidson County More
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