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Systemic Stress: Is the UT Foundation Foundering?
Published 07/23/2014 at 11:24 a.m.
While many universities domicile their fund-raisers in a foundation, UT’s method for doing so by leasing the development officers to the unit was unusual, to say the least.
Do Your Duty: Vote to Stamp Out Campfield
Published 07/09/2014 at 10:58 a.m.
Stacey Campfield is probably the worst excuse for a state senator that Knox County has ever seen.
Wither the BEP? Tennessee Public School Funding Must Be Made More Equitable and More Sufficient
Published 06/25/2014 at 11:02 a.m.
However, the way the pie gets sliced varies widely from county to county.
Work Force: More Downtown Workers Are Needed
Published 06/11/2014 at 10:39 a.m.
I’m delighted that Mayor Madeline Rogero has invited the Urban Land Institute back to Knoxville to advise on downtown development strategies, especially for the two major sites that are now vacant: namely, those of the former McClung Warehouses on Jackson ...
Ms. District Attorney: Knight Is a Worthy Successor to Nichols
Published 05/28/2014 at 1:42 p.m.
The rest, as they say, is history. No one else was about to take on a candidate as formidable, and on May 6 Charme Knight sailed unopposed to victory as the Knox district’s first woman attorney general, effective Sept. 1.
Overdue Repayment: The County Owes Knox Schools Over $10 Million
Published 05/14/2014 at 10:47 a.m.
Knox County government owes Knox County Schools more than $10 million in reimbursement of wrongfully collected trustee’s fees on local option sales taxes to which the school system has been entitled over a span of more than 15 years.
Kooky Koch Cuts: Tennessee Doesn't Need More Tax Cuts
Published 04/23/2014 at 10:59 a.m.
It’s heartening to see how cooler heads in the state Legislature managed to thwart a concerted effort by right-wing interlopers to ram through a tax cut at the very time when Gov. Bill Haslam has felt compelled to drop his ...
Reforms Referendum: Knox County School Board Elections are Crucial
Published 04/09/2014 at 11:15 a.m. 1 Comment
If the dissidents prevail in all of them, it would undermine the base of support on the nine-member board that Superintendent Jim McIntyre has commended as the galvanizing force behind the changes locally.
Full to Capacity? New Downtown Hotel Proposals are Overblown
Published 04/02/2014 at 10:29 a.m. 2 Comments
As a result, the prospect of a room glut is likely to preclude any of them from getting the financing needed for construction.
Pension Problems: A City Tax Increase is Needed to Cope With Recurring Costs
Published 03/19/2014 at 10:58 a.m.
Even with the 24-cent increase needed to raise revenues by $10 million, the resultant $2.63 rate would still be lower than at any other point during that span of time.