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Five things to watch for next year's election

'The City Paper' breaks down the various challenges and potential races looming on the political horizon More

GOP nominates former councilman, two attorneys for Davidson Co. Election Commission

Jim Gotto, Ronald Buchanan and Jennifer Lawson are Republican nominees for appointment to commission More

Council voices opposition of state push to empower satellite cities

Bill is expected to appear before the House Local Government Committee next Tuesday More

Booted GOP leader fears legislators risk getting 'Maggartized' by special interests

Debra Maggart lost to newcomer after interest groups poured in more than $100,000 to unseat her in primary More

Metro Council votes to keep lifetime health benefits for members

After winning state House elections, Darren Jernigan and Bo Mitchell say they'll keep their council seats, for now More

For state Dems, not losing is the new winning

After 7 Dems retired and 3 were drawn out of district, party leaders see retaining seats, adding 4 as victory More

House Democrats keep Davidson seats, relegated to super-minority

With more than a two-thirds margin, GOP can implement plans with virtually no resistance More

Final tally: 'City Paper' looks at budget highlights, council votes

Council overwhelmingly passes budget with property tax, only nibbling at cuts here and there More

Candidates steer clear of Dean's tax hike on council's first vote

Dean’s proposed 53-cent tax rate increase now moves to crucial second of three votes in June More

Tax hike could make for tough vote for some on Metro Council

Whatever the merits of Mayor Dean’s proposal, it will make political life difficult for several council members More
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