Good morning, Nashville. Happy Tax Day! Tea Partiers will be hanging out at the Municipal Auditorium for the better part of today to hear Rep. Susan Lynn, Rep. Mae Beavers, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Rep. Glen Casada and radio host Phil Valentine speak out against taxes and irresponsible government spending. They’ve also planned a 3pm march from the Municipal to the State Capitol building. For all the folks who are scrambling to file today, there are some places around Davidson County that want to help.
- Russian adoptions officially suspended. For those playing along at home, Russia has officially halted US adoptions indefinitely because of the Shelbyville woman who shipped her adopted kid back to Russia on an airplane. Russians are reportedly “outraged” that Tennessee hasn’t found a way to charge the woman with any sort of crime. Update: The State Department issued a correction to the AP story saying that there has been no suspension of Russian adoptions (Thanks to Copeland for the tip!)
- Reading into things. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has released a report saying that there are more than 50,000 Nashvillians over age 16 who can’t read. More than 63,000 adults over age 25 don’t have high school diplomas.
- Bits & pieces. Most of the bonds to fund the new Music City Center have been sold … If Sen. Bob Corker Rep. Jim Cooper gets his way, we won’t even have to do our own taxes … Drama in Margaritaville … Metro Police made a hefty pot bust in South Nashville yesterday … Police are still on the lookout for a man who robbed a Green Hills bank yesterday and might have been armed.
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