Funding for Public Projects, Arlington School District, and more

This week (Feb. 24), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses City of Arlington’s vote to put municipal schools on the ballot for a May referendum. Plus, the Shelby County Commission gets closer to voting on a final redistricting plan, and the City of Memphis funds improvements to the Pink Palace and Elvis Presley Blvd.

Municipal Schools, Guns in Cars, and more

This week (Feb. 17), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses Bartlett and Collierville’s move to get municipal schools while Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell expresses concerns about funding. Plus, the state legislature is close to introducing a bill that would allow Tennesseans to keep guns in their cars while at work, and a law that took effect late last year will release as many as twelve thousand crack felons from prison.

Memphis in The Big East, MPD Audit, and more

This week (Feb. 10), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses The University of Memphis’s announcement that it will become part of the Big East conference in 2013. Plus, the Shelby County Commission takes on the question of whether to hand over school buildings to municipalities, and the Memphis City Council has some concerns over a continuing MPD audit.

Annexation, the Future of Unified Schools, and more

This week (Feb. 3), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses The City of Memphis and the state legislature squaring off over annexation, and Unified School Board Member David Pickler’s announcement that he is not opposed municipal school districts.

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