Good morning, Nashville. Metro Councilman Mike Jameson has suggested that the Metro Development and Housing Agency stop buying up all of the land around the proposed Music City Center until the project is actually approved. Some businesses targeted by MDHA aren’t going down without a fight, such as the Musicians Hall of Fame–owners claim that Metro isn’t offering them a fair price for their space and is already going back on an earlier offer to house the new hall of fame inside the convention center.
- BCBS data breach. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee has confirmed that the information of several thousand customers were stolen from a Chattanooga office back in October and “may have included the member’s date of birth and social security number.” If you were affected, you should be receiving a letter and a year of complimentary identity theft protection.
- Desperate times? The latest money-saving strategy being considered by the State of Tennessee is the release of 4,000 inmates, which would save an estimated $50 million for the Department of Corrections.
- Bits & pieces. Consider this your reminder that the deer are bangin’ and thus are more likely to hop out in front of your car this time of year … We hope you got to see the Atlantis shuttle lift-off yesterday because the pilot is from Mt. Juliet … Folks are still fighting over the West Precinct move … ESPN Radio is back in Nashville!
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