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Rotary Club of Nashville
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Nashville Mayor David Briley signaled Monday that his office is turning toward what he sees as the “fundamentals” of local government as he tries to move past a series of surprising events and intense debates.

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A shakeup in Mayor David Briley's office will mean the departure of two top aides, including chief operating officer Rich Riebeling — a longtime advisor who's been one of Metro's most power officials.

Metro Council Nashville
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The slimmed-down Nashville city budget is locked in for next year, but council members are already warning about more severe cuts in the years to come. Some see a growing gap between all that the city needs to pay for, and having enough money to do so.

City Hall Nashville
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Nashville will not be raising its property tax. That was the outcome of a tense 4-hour Metro Council debate that ended after midnight early Wednesday — and only after a shocking vote that drew audible gasps from the council.

Metro Council meeting
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The question of a possible property tax increase for Nashville households remains unanswered after a marathon budget debate of more than 4 hours on Monday.

Nashville Mayor David Briley
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In a busy year for elections in Tennessee, from governor to Senate to numerous state seats. Nashville mayor was not supposed to be one of them. But last week, the city elected David Briley to replace Megan Barry on a long-term basis.

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Dealing with the $17 million budget shortfall facing Metro Schools is one of the many challenges for Nashville's next mayor. Already, school officials are scrambling to find the money so no teachers get laid off and funding for students doesn't get cut.

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There's a persistent disagreement between Nashville Mayor David Briley and Director of Schools Shawn Joseph: The mayor did not include the full funding request from the schools in his proposed budget, and recently issued statements from the two leaders show they're at odds.

David Briley
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Facing budget challenges and the recent division over mass transit, Nashville Mayor David Briley delivered a somber “State of Metro” speech on Friday.

David Briley
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The quadruple-murder at a Waffle House in Antioch has thrust Nashville Mayor David Briley into his first public tragedy since taking office — and in its wake he has called for tighter gun control.

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