Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Morning Roundup: Metro Thinks About Joining the 21st Century, Plus All Today's Gun News

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 6:59 AM

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Megan Barry and nine other Metro Council members sign onto legislation to ban discrimination against gay city workers. ... The governor focuses on higher education reform in his last year in office: It's "the last major thing on my plate." ... Three Democratic candidates for governor speak in Chattanooga. Kim McMillan: "The worst thing that could happen to Tennessee would be to let the Republicans take over." ... Chattanooga city council says no to guns in parks. Police Chief Freeman Cooper: "We want our children to be safe and not to be in places where people are armed." ... Guns-in-bars champion Nikki Goeser tells her story to the BBC. ... Gun nuts vow to take away the right of cities and counties to ban weapons in parks. Lobbyist John Harris says "you will see gun owners, as a group, back in the General Assembly next year, and one of their strongest issues is going to be, take away the local options on parks from city governments." ... Sullivan County considers suing the state to get out of complying with the Voter Confidence Act. ... Eight candidates want Alan Coverstone's Metro school board seat.

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