Tennessee Governor Bill Lee made a stop in the Mid-South Friday amid calls for House Speaker Glen Casada to step down, claims of a federal investigation over school vouchers and a plea for clemency for a death row inmate from Memphis.
Shelby County Assessor Melvin Burgess said his office is short-staffed, and he believes the county is leaving more than $7 million in property tax revenue on the table by not funding the office properly.
The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.
Arkansas lawmakers have sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation cutting off funding to “sanctuary cities” that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities over his objections that the measure could open the door to racial profiling.
Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton wants his old job back. Saturday, the man who led the Bluff City for 17 years formally kicked off his campaign to become Memphis mayor in the municipal election this fall.
Arkansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to remove or alter any military or historical monument on public property, including Confederate monuments, unless a state commission agrees to the changes