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In the Nashville mayor’s race, multiple claims made by candidates on their campaign websites rely on inaccurate statistics or arrive at simplistic conclusions.

WPLN reporters recently reviewed the leading candidates’ websites, finding varying degrees of problematic information from Mayor David Briley, state Rep. John Ray Clemmons, Councilman John Cooper and retired professor Carol Swain.

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Almost every year, the Tennessee General Assembly supports legislation that prevents cities from enforcing ordinances. The latest example is a law that curtails the powers of Nashville’s police oversight board.

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Nashville teachers will see another boost to their paychecks during the upcoming school year.

On Monday, Mayor David Briley announced a pay bump of 3% in January, on top of the raise teachers are getting this month. 

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Nashville’s mayor says the city needs more time to decide whether to purchase a 100-year-old downtown building with strong ties to local black history.

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Like every other city on the rise, Nashville’s stock of affordable housing is woefully inadequate: One study estimated the city needs to build almost 30,000 more units over the next five years to get back on track.

It’s a daunting number. And whoever leads the city will have to grapple with it.

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Mayor David Briley, retired professor Carol Swain and At-Large Councilman John Cooper haven’t agreed on much during this year’s mayoral race.

But one issue they found themselves on the same side of this week was opposing an increase to Nashville’s property tax.

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Nashville will not raise its property tax this year after a push by the Metro Council fell one vote short on Tuesday night.

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Turmoil in Metro Nashville Public Schools has prompted Mayor David Briley to criticize the school board and push for a more hands-on role in the district. In turn, that’s drawn reactions from other candidates vying for the mayor’s office.

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Update: New developments on Monday morning include key changes to two proposals. Please read the latest: Nashville Tax Battle Hardens As Influential Council Members Team Up Against Mayor

Nashville’s leaders have set themselves up for an epic budget showdown this week, with five different budget proposals up for debate at the Metro Council.

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In a season of mayoral forums, Nashville candidates had a rare chance to loosen up this week.

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