Pros and cons of new county sales tax

This week on Behind the Headlines (Oct. 26), Shelby County Commission chairman Mike Ritz and commissioner Steve Basar discuss the pros and cons of a new county sales tax.

Election commissioner, attorneys discuss ballot problems

This week on Behind The Headlines, panelists discuss the integrity of elections in Shelby County after problems in the August balloting that prompted a state investigation. Guests are Shelby County Election Commissioner Norma Lester, Election Commission attorney John Ryder and Lang Wiseman, an attorney who represented the city of Millington in its challenge of the sales tax referendum results in that city.

County trustee, property assessor talk 2013 reappraisal

This week on Behind the Headlines, the coming 2013 property reappraisal and how that will impact the amount of property tax revenue with which local governments have to operate. Guests include Cheyenne Johnson, Shelby County Assessor of Property, and David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee.

PILOT tax incentives: How much is too much?

This week on Behind the Headlines (Oct. 5), Economic Development Growth Engine President Reid Dulberger and blogger Joe Saino discuss how much is too much in Memphis economic development tax incentives.

Rebirth of Sears Crosstown and the developers behind it

This week on Behind the Headlines (Sept. 28), Todd Richardson, art history professor at the University of Memphis and co-founder of nonprofit Crosstown Arts; Frank Ricks, principal with LRK Inc.; and McLean Wilson, vice president of Kemmons Wilson Cos., talk about the redevelopment of the 1.5 million-square-foot Sears building in Midtown’s Crosstown neighborhood. With Eric Barnes, host and publisher of The Daily News, and Sarah Baker, reporter for The Daily News.