Bright & Early: What’s The Plan Edition

Good morning, Nashville. We’re definitely in the thick of budget season at both the state and local levels, which has been complicated all the more by last month’s pesky flood. Yesterday, the Metro Council deferred a bill that would’ve increased Metro’s minimum wage for full-time workers to $10.77 and given all employees a 2% raise. They’ll instead vote on it the same night as they vote on Mayor Dean’s $1.52 billion budget proposal. The council passed the budget proposal for Metro Schools despite expressing downright disapproval of the controversial outsourcing of custodial work. Meanwhile, the General Assembly is well on its way to passing the state budget having finally worked out the whole to-build-a-fish-hatchery-or-not-to-build-a-fish-hatchery issue.

Photo by Mark in Nashville.

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