Monthly Archives: June 2015

UPDATE II: Local mayors and others react on SCOTUS ruling supporting same-sex marriage

Big ruling today from the Supreme Court. Here’s what Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero said, through a release: As a signer of the Mayors’ Brief in support of the plaintiffs, I am thrilled and thankful for this ruling. It is great … Continue reading

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It’s not construction, but it’s in the neighborhood – Washington Pike meeting

The city announced a meeting on the possibilities for what Washington Pike could look like … someday. From the city: What: Public meeting on design of the Washington Pike Roadway Improvements Project When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Where: … Continue reading

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Knox County Budget/middle school construction – what’s next

As outlined in our story today, Knox County Schools Board of Education will next see the county budget. Really, just a portion of it. One might think that they have some power to influence the county budget, but that is … Continue reading

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Litigation fees, excess fees and the Knox Criminal Court Clerk

Today we ran a story about the potential litigation fee Knox County Commission is expected to discuss later this month. It’s an issue we’ve been tracking for some time, and has led to a few colorful comments from at least … Continue reading

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Figures behind increased city permits and inspection revenue

Yesterday we reported on increases in fees collected by Knoxville for inspections, plan reviews and permitting. A few folks in building, real estate and in elected office told us what figures show – it’s expected to be the best year … Continue reading

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Wonk out: Some more figures on the schools fund balance

We’re talking about this story, here. Summarized: The reserve fund for Knox County Schools is close to the state required minimum. Called a “fund balance,” the reserve has paid for one-time projects, maintenance and year-to-year purchases such as textbooks. State … Continue reading

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