County CAO, commissioners discuss tax rate, schools funding

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (June 27): The panel discusses the tax rates for Memphis and Shelby County and funding for the county school systems. Guests include County Commission Chairman Pro Tempore Steve Basar, county CAO Harvey Kennedy, and Commissioner Steve Mulroy.

[Related article: Timing Key Element of County Tax Rate Debate]

Halbert, union leaders discuss city employee benefits

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (June 20): Memphis City Council member Wanda Halbert, Memphis Fire Fighters Association President Thomas Malone and Memphis Police Association President Michael Williams discuss the city of Memphis dramatically reducing employee benefits.

[Related article: Fire, Police Union Brass Say Lawsuit is Coming]

City finance director, councilmen talk budget negotiations

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (June 13): City finance director Brian Collins, City Council Chairman Jim Strickland and council member Kemp Conrad discuss the negotiations over Memphis’ tough budget choices and long-term benefits obligations.

Journalists roundtable on Memphis budget and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (June 6): A roundtable on the city of Memphis budget and other top news stories, featuring Jackson Baker of The Memphis Flyer, Andrew Douglas of Action News 5 and Les Smith of FOX 13 News.

College presidents discuss higher education in Memphis

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (May 30): Christian Brothers University President John Smarrelli, LeMoyne-Owen College President Johnnie Watson and Rhodes College President William Troutt discuss higher education in Memphis and their visions for their respective schools.

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