Monday, March 23, 2009

Morning Roundup: Bredesen Stands Up for Judicial Selection System and More News

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 5:34 AM

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Phil Bredesen urges the legislature to keep the judicial selection system in which candidates apply for openings, a commission makes three nominations and the governor picks one. Setting the stage for a fight with Republicans, he says new Justice Sharon Lee made it onto the Supreme Court only because of this "merit-based plan." ... Volkswagen pledges $5 million to improve Tennessee schools. ... State workers are fuming about Edison, the state's new computer that they say is blowing a gasket. ... The state Senate Grocery wine sales could generate $27 million in taxes. ... Sen. Dewayne Bunch's "Nazi" remark draws flak. ... Here are the three most important things to Kim McMillan: "Jobs, jobs, jobs." ... Our governor is such a cut-up. ... Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey predicts streamlining of higher education. ... Lamar Alexander wants the president to visit the Smokies. ... There are a lot of silly bills in the legislature ... and the session might drag on forever.

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