A Message From ACM President Howard Bradley…

It is an honor for me to serve as president of the Tennessee Association of County Mayors for 2015. I am proud of the role that our organization plays in promoting best practices for county governments in Tennessee. We work closely with other organizations representing elected officials in Tennessee to … Continue Reading

Transition At County Mayors Association

CLICK HERE FOR A PDF VERSION OF THE BACKPAGE INTERVIEW, TENNESSEE COUNTY NEWS, SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2015 Backpage Interview: Fred Congdon & Mike Harrison By BRETT HOWELL Communications Specialist County Technical Assistance Service State Rep. Mike Harrison is poised to take over as executive director of the Association of County Mayors (ACM) … Continue Reading

FCC overrules state laws to help cities build out municipal broadband

From thevirge.com: Before it tackles net neutrality, the FCC is setting a major precedent for municipal broadband: it’s just voted to preempt state laws that were preventing two cities from building out their own locally run broadband networks. The decision was prompted by separate petitions from Wilson, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, … Continue Reading

Editorial: Legislative Leadership Roles Could Aid County, State

Editorial: Legislative leadership roles could aid county, state (Daily News Journal) Success of the Republican Party in taking control of the U.S. Senate has resulted in Tennessee’s two senators taking leadership roles on Senate committees. The state’s senior senator, Lamar Alexander, now is chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Health, … Continue Reading

Source: Democratic Support for Haslam Plan Not Unanimous 

(Tenn/Boucher) The majority of Democratic lawmakers in the House support Gov. Bill Haslam’s controversial plan to extend health care benefits, but that support is not unanimous, according to a new vote count Thursday. At least “two or three” of the 26 House Democrats are still on the fence as to … Continue Reading

Denso Announces Another Expansion (Chattanooga Times Free-Press)

Auto parts supplier Denso Manufacturing is expected today to unveil its third plant expansion at its Athens, Tenn., plant in the last three years. Gov. Bill Haslam, state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and plant President Yoichi Yamashita are slated to take part in an announcement at 2 … Continue Reading