politics and Government


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Mayor John Cooper has formed a committee to help narrow the list of candidates to be Nashville’s next Chief of Police.

Metro said in a press release Monday that it had received 57 applications for the job. Interim Police Chief John Drake is among them.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Tennessee’s Senators appear ready to vote in favor of appointing Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the bench.

Junior Senator Marsha Blackburn signaled her support for Barrett’s confirmation just minutes after President Donald Trump announced his choice on Saturday.

Blackburn wrote in part, Judge Barrett “is a jurist we can trust to safeguard our religious liberties at a time when these freedoms are increasingly under attack.”

You can read Senator Blackburn’s full comments in the press statement copied below.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk has declined to enforce an abortion law passed this year by the Tennessee legislature.

The new law requires abortion providers to inform women that chemical abortions may be reversible half way through the two-drug process.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  The Davidson County Election Commission decides today whether to include competing tax policy charter amendments on the December ballot.

The commission meets at 2:30 p.m. and will be taking public comment.

The proposed charter amendment that would repeal the recently approved 32 percent Metro tax increase will be considered first. The amendment would and limit the city council’s ability to raise taxes in the future.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville has already used up its annual budget for the burial of indigent residents thanks to coronavirus.

WTVF-TV quotes Metro Indigent Burial and Cremation Services Manager Carol Wilson saying she’s concerned bodies may begin backing up in the city morgue.