Strickland, Collins talk city budget with BTH panel

This week (May 25), the panel discusses the Memphis City Council’s struggle to put together a finished budget. Memphis City Council members Jim Strickland and Harold Collins join the discussion.

Teacher termination, cost of muni schools, and more

This week (May 18), the panel discusses panel discusses 150 Memphis City School teachers facing termination for poor performance in the classroom. Plus, County Commissioner Mike Ritz says that municipal schools could drive up taxes anywhere from 60 to 400 percent and asks: When local government enters into a partnership with business, who gets the better end of the deal?

Unified School System update, war on blight, and more

This week (May 11), the panel discusses the shape of the new Unified School System; also, the city of Memphis gets more aggressive with the war on blight, plus more revelations from the Juvenile court investigation.

Behind the Headlines Web Extra: More with Sen. Mark Norris

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, Sen. Mark Norris, the TN Senate Majority Leader, sat down with Eric Barnes of the Memphis Daily News and Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer. In the following unaired clips from that interview, Norris discusses the “Death Tax” and answers a question from Baker about Governor Haslam’s view of the Municipal School Referendum Bill.

Balancing city budget, Norris talks municipal schools, and more

This week (May 4) on Behind the Headlines, state Sen. Mark Norris talks to Eric Barnes and Jackson Baker about municipal schools, plus some on the Memphis City Council are calling for de-annexation as a way of balancing the city budget.