Thursday, May 28, 2015

E-Mail Sent to All Metro Council Members - UPDATE: Crickets

The Metro Council will soon vote to lay out over $2.6 million in incentives for two companies, AIG and Asurion, to expand their local operations. Since I have observed abuse of incentives from both the city of Nashville and the state of Tennessee in recent years, I have a question.

Are these companies expanding here because of the incentives, or were they expanding here anyway so Metro decided what the hell, why not give them taxpayer incentives even though there is no need to.

Thus the following e-mail has been sent to all Metro Council members:
Are these companies expanding in Nashville because of the incentives, or were they expanding here anyway? If they were expanding here anyway, there is no need to give them incentives. Incentives should be used to lure new jobs that otherwise would go elsewhere.
We'll share any responses.

UPDATE: No responses. Incentives are moving smoothly thru both state and Metro government. The state funding board has approved handing Community Health Systems $6.75 million of your money to help build the place. Metro is posed to knock $8 million off of Community Health Systems' tax bill.

Something here is not passing the smell test.

I will send a link of this article to every Metro Council member. We should be able to tell if any of them actually open the link. I'll keep you up to date.

Opry Country Classics Lineup: Thursday 5/28/2015


Host: Bill Cody
  • Greg Bates
  • Charlie McCoy
  • TG Sheppard
  • Shelley Skidmore
Spotlight Artist: Pam Tillis

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Amazon adding new Murfreesboro jobs

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Dell plans to hire 250 sales reps in Nashville

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Natural foods grocer Sprouts eyes Franklin location

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Carrie Underwood to perform at LP Field for CMA Fest

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Grand Ole Opry Lineup: Tuesday 5/26/2015 (Opry House)


  • Sarah Darling
  • Riders In The Sky
  • The Swon Brothers
  • The McCrary Sisters
  • The Fairfield Four
  • Michael Ray
  • Love and Theft
  • Connie Smith
  • Dustin Lynch

Greatest Severe Weather Threat for Monday 5/26/2015


Monday, May 25, 2015

Report says Nashville 33rd ‘most stressed’ city in U.S.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Vanderbilt to host NCAA baseball regional

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Sky Watch 17 Extended Forecast



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Grand Ole Opry Lineup: Saturday 5/23/2015 (Opry House)


  • Jeannie Seely
  • Greg Bates
  • The Whites
  • Mike Snider
  • Sara Haze
  • Exile
  • Riders In The Sky
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Opry Square Dancers
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
  • Chris Janson

Friday, May 22, 2015

Grand Ole Opry Lineup: Friday 5/22/2015 (Opry House)


  • John Conlee
  • Love and Theft
  • Mike Snider
  • Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
  • Sarah Darling
  • Connie Smith
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Riders In The Sky
  • Jeannie Seely
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Steve Wariner
  • Jesse McReynolds
  • Oak Ridge Boys
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