Archive for December, 2009

School System Jobs

Friday, December 25th, 2009

 REFORM OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS
 
I have noticed one immutable fact about government. When times are good and there is plenty of tax money, they expand government jobs. When times

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Pension Scam

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Is there any better example of the games that the political class plays than the attached story from the Commercial Appeal. I talked to Jim Strickland (more…)

Memphis Pension Board

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

I asked for the City of Memphis pension board minutes for the last year and I recently got them. I will have to compliment Mayor Wharton and the City (more…)

Whoa-Beale Street Landing?$$$$

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

WHOA, TIME TO STEP BACK AND ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT BEALE STREET LANDING

I have had my doubts about this project for some time since I started investigating the Riverfront Development Corporation. When I first asked (more…)

A Preliminary Consolidation Study

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Is consolidation a good idea? A preliminary study of Metro Shelby, Metro Davidson and Metro Jefferson

Should we not first idenfy possible savings before formiing a consolidation panel?

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Cost of Government

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Suggestions for things to cut before raising property taxes

The facts about the cost of government

 We are living in a bizarre time when the City Council even talks about raising property taxes to pay for our school system and our City administration. (more…)

Beale Street Fiasco

Friday, December 18th, 2009

The recent article about the law suit about Beale Street brings to mind the following items that I reported four years ago. (more…)