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Speedway Motorsports asked Nashville city officials for a handout to plop a racetrack next to the new Major League Soccer stadium that is already in the works and is itself subsidized by taxpayers. READ MORE
The Tennessee legislative session wrapped up this week. Here is a recap from Policy Coordinator Ron Shultis. READ MORE
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Justin Owen addresses the facts about education savings accounts. READ MORE
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