NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After alleging that Tennessee's top leaders were placing unfair scrutiny over a predominantly Black town's finances, the small town of Mason announced Wednesday it had reached a deal halting the threat of a state takeover of its finances.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has declined to halt the state's financial takeover of a majority-Black town near the site of a planned Ford pickup truck factory.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s top leaders only began increasing scrutiny over a small town’s finances after a predominantly Black administration took over key positions, a move that attorneys on Wednesday argued strays significantly from how the state has treated white-majority jurisdictions.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A hearing is scheduled Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by a majority-Black Tennessee town located near the site of a planned Ford pickup truck factory as it tries to fight off a state takeover of its finances.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's comptroller has selected Maria Bush as the state's new open records counsel.
Comptroller Jason Mumpower's office on Monday announced the selection of the former associate general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lee Pope, who has been Tennessee’s open records counsel since 2017, has resigned.
Pope was named deputy open records counsel in October 2016 and played a key role in developing a model public records policy for government entities around the state.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee could scale back its financial oversight of a majority-Black town near the site of a planned Ford truck plant if it meets certain goals by this summer, a move that comes after the state takeover drew national attention, officials said Wednesday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee is taking over financial supervision of the town of Mason after years of mismanagement, officials said Thursday.
Mason is a majority-Black town located in West Tennessee, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Memphis.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee on Wednesday halted dozens of exemptions that allowed businesses and public entities to require people to take COVID-19 preventive measures in spite of a state law severely limiting them, citing court rulings that blocked some of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates.