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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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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.

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Phone calls, mailers, text messages, door knocking and a crush of TV ads have blanketed Nashvillians in the final days before the city’s vote on a multi-billion-dollar mass transit proposal.

The ground game has intensified — and diversified — in the final hours, and a few last public endorsements, for and against, have come in.

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The deal to build a professional soccer stadium in Nashville got a significant vote of confidence on Monday from a portion of the Metro Council. A final vote on Tuesday night will determine if the city and the team would share in the stadium cost — if the city is awarded a franchise.

Nashville Gulch Bridge
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A gaggle of Nashville officials took a walking field trip Monday to see the future location of a controversial pedestrian bridge. And while revisiting the project’s history and the possible designs for the walkway, several questioned its $18 million price tag.

Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
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Nashville’s “safety net” hospital for the poor is facing another financial crisis. Now Metro General Hospital at Meharry is asking the city for emergency funding of $10 million.

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Updated at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday:

A proposal to restrict sales of street newspapers took its first step forward Tuesday night, although many members of the Metro Council wanted to quickly kill the measure. Vice Mayor David Briley, who oversees the council, cut off debate before it could begin. He reminded the room that the first reading of a bill has historically not been the time for discussion.

“It’s the rarest of occasion when this council pulls a bill off of first reading and votes it down,” Briley said.