How much is enough for a rainy day?

Frank CagleFrank Talk

When Victor Ashe came into office as mayor in 1988 the city’s rainy day fund was $5 million and the city had to borrow money to meet payroll. When Knoxville’s …

Can GOP avoid voucher embarrassment?

Frank CagleFrank Talk

If the state House of Representatives ever takes a floor vote on Gov. Bill Lee’s “Debit Card Education Plan,” perhaps House Speaker Glen Casada ought to get up and tell …

Blackburn is far right, wins anyway

Frank CagleFeature, Frank Talk

State Republicans are reveling in winning a hard-fought election campaign for the U.S. Senate, but the numbers reveal cause for concern going forward.
In Tennessee, Trump country is, well, the country. …

Haslam’s tin ear

Sandra ClarkFeature, Gossip and Lies

After leaders of the state’s three largest school districts expressed no confidence in all or part of the TN Ready state testing program, Gov. Bill Haslam called a press conference …