Tim Kelly elected Chattanooga Mayor after receiving 60% of the votes in Tuesday’s Run-Off Election against Kim White. Kelly will be sworn into office April 19th. White took to Twitter to congratulate Kelly on his victory. https://twitter.com/kimwhiteforcha/status/1382131483792572417?s=21 Two City Council seats were also decided in the Run-Off Election with Jenny Hill elected to restore sent
State Political News
- Nashville judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle who oversaw voting rights lawsuits won't seek reelectionEllen Hobbs Lyle issued consequential rulings from Nashville through nearly 30 years on bench. Lyle will not seek reelection next year, will retire.
- Court hears debate over Metro-backed proposal to buck July 27 referendum initiativesThe Wednesday debate focused on whether the election commission acted in bad faith to block a Metro-backed proposal from appearing on the same ballot with the anti-tax proposals.
- Nashville DA maintains position amid legislative pressure: Transgender bathroom bill 'dehumanizing'Tennessee state Rep. John Ragan demanded Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk explain his position not to enforce a new bill on bathroom use.
- The very personal reason House GOP Chairman Jeremy Faison fights so hard for organ donationAfter a bad car crash in 1989, Tennessee House GOP Chairman Jeremy Faison's parents declined to take his sister off life support to donate her organs.
- Dueling campaigns form over Nashville's anti-tax referendum as legal decision loomsAmericans for Prosperity-Tennessee has launched a campaign supporting the July 27 anti-tax referendum, vying against Save Nashville Now's campaign.
- Chattanooga area Republicans aren't interested in outrage rhetoric over migrant childrenAfter reports of unaccompanied minors being transported to Tennessee, the Chattanooga area has come under scrutiny. Local Republicans are pushing back
- Poll: Tennesseans support ban on trans sports, cutting jobless benefits but are against permitless carryVanderbilt asked about some of the items that generated significant debate and media attention during this year's legislative session in Tennessee.
- Inside Gov. Bill Lee's fight with the Biden administration over migrant youth in TennesseeThe federal government contracted with an outside agency to house unaccompanied minors under Trump but it's now a simmering dispute for Gov. Bill Lee.
National Political News
- READ: Don McGahn's closed testimony to the House Judiciary Committee
- Brexit trouble overshadows Biden and Johnson's first meetingBoris Johnson's star turn on the world stage has already been undermined by his previous greatest accomplishment: Brexit.
- Boris and Biden: A diplomatic odd couple faces pressure to define the US-UK relationshipIn style and in substance, President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are two very different men leading two countries whose relationship makes up one of the most important global alliances.
- Here's how Democratic states are pushing people to go back to workThey may not be terminating pandemic unemployment benefits like their GOP peers, but Democratic governors are also prodding Americans to go back to work amid a surging number of job openings. And so is President Joe Biden.
- Why Biden's foreign trip is so unique and so importantJoe Biden's first foreign trip as President comes at a unique moment.
- FBI faces its own racial reckoning while leading probes into police shooting deathsThe Federal Bureau of Investigation just unveiled a newly created position to tackle its decades-old diversity problem: chief diversity officer.
- Watchdog report finds Park Police did not clear racial injustice protesters from Lafayette Park for Trump's visit to St. John's Church last JuneThe US Park Police did not clear racial injustice protesters from Lafayette Park to allow for then-President Donald Trump's march to St. John's Church last June, but instead did so to allow a contractor to install a fence safely around the White House, according to a new inspector general report.
- Biden warns he'll tell Putin 'what I want him to know' as he defines goals of foreign tourPresident Joe Biden told a hangar of US troops on Wednesday he was in Europe to defend the very concept of democracy, setting high stakes for his first presidential trip abroad and warning Russian President Vladimir Putin he planned to raise touchy issues during their upcoming summit.