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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

Council advances land swap and incentives bills, defers studio bill

Megan Barry asks to defer studio bill for one meeting, citing request for more time to discuss it   More

How wine-in-grocery-stores bill died in the House

While the measure is dead, it’s unclear whether fans of bill will try to resurrect it or wait until next year 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 Democrats, building a bench is a first step

Dedication to multi-year process, making more than one run at office, may be path to success for minority party 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

Register to Metro Council: Higher teacher pay would send 'clear message'

Raising starting teacher salaries by about $5K has emerged as one focal point of Dean’s proposed $1.71B budget   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

News analysis: Is a property tax increase coming?

Between chatter and list of Metro needs, Dean could be ready for property tax increase More
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