A.C. Wharton

State officials say some 21,000 voters have picked up new photo IDs from the state’s DMV centers in the last year, leading up to elections that begin as early as this month. Next month’s primary election is one of the first major tests of a law legislators crafted last year to require anyone casting a […]

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Press release from Sen. Jim Kyle, D-Memphis; July 6, 2012:  MEMPHIS – State Senator Jim Kyle echoed the sentiments of Mayor AC Wharton, who spoke yesterday on the city attorney’s opinion that new photo Memphis Public Library cards meet the legal criteria for acceptable photo identification for the purposes of voting. “We need to do […]


Memphis city officials are debating how to close a $60 million deficit in the next fiscal year, with the two options of service cuts and a tax increase on the table. But as the Commercial Appeal reports, politicians interested in self-preservation in an election year are loathe to do either. A 58-cent property tax hike […]

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Bill passed today by the House — already approved in the Senate — puts in motion the process for the districts’ consolidation. No word Thursday whether Haslam will sign it.