Good morning, Nashville. We may be seeing calorie information on restaurant menus after all, since Governor Phil vetoed a bill yesterday that would’ve reversed the Metro Board of Health’s decision to require it a few months ago. And why did he veto it? Because our state is looking at a 30% obesity rate and the governor feels that if cities want to try to curb that by letting folks know what they’re eating, then they should be able to do that.
- Cutting the red tape. And actually, Governor Phil has been pretty busy lately. Yesterday, he also joined a few other public figures to break ground on the I-40 overpass near White Bridge that’s been in limbo for nearly four years because we didn’t have the money to finish it. Thanks to some of the stimulus money, the project might actually happen.
- Soft targets. Since Green Hills (or at least the Green Hills Mall parking garage) has recently become a hotbed for violent crime, officials are trying to figure out what’s going on and how to stop it. At least one contributing factor according to security personnel is that “Shoppers in Green Hills are what criminals refer to as a soft target.” Heh.
- Bits & pieces. Metro buses are getting fitted with fancy new GPS systems that should make it easier to tell just how absurdly late your bus is going to be … All Gannett papers, including the Tennessean, took another pretty big cut yesterday … BNA is losing three Southwest flights … The Preds’ Alexander Radulov, who ran off to Russia last year before his contract was up because he liked Russian hockey better, won’t be re-signing with the Preds.
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