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Paul Young, the president and CEO of the Downtown Memphis Commission, was on “Behind The Headlines,” and talked about how federal pandemic relief funding due to the city will likely make up the loss of $5M in sales tax.

City Council budget committee Chairman Worth Morgan said on The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast to not be surprised if someone on the Memphis City Council proposes a property tax increase.

Jennifer Biggs joined Eric Barnes on this week’s episode of The Sidebar. The show was also done in support of WYXR’s first ever pledge drive. Learn more WYXR and the importance of supporting it in Jared Boyd’s fantastic article about the station

Listed to what Drew Hill and Chris Herrington had to say regarding the Grizzlies’ rotation and if it’s too late to do more tinkering from here as the NBA playoffs rapidly approach.

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Downtown Tourism Development Zone lost $5M in sales tax
 

On “Behind The Headlines,” the incoming CEO of the Downtown Memphis Commission says federal pandemic relief funding due the city will likely make up the loss. The drop in sales tax revenue for the TDZ comes as sales tax revenues across the city have exceeded bleak projections at the outset of the pandemic.

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Morgan says resetting local property tax rate could spawn tax hike move
 

City Council budget committee Chairman Worth Morgan said that the drop of the city property tax rate below $3 as appraised values have increased could set the stage for a tax rate hike.

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Talking restaurants, COVID and WYXR with Jennifer Biggs
 

Jennifer Biggs joins Eric Barnes on this week’s episode of The Sidebar.

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Is it time to just accept the playoff aspirations?
 

Wednesday was another “learning opportunity” for this Grizzlies, but the playoffs are around the corner. 

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Derk Meitzler talks about his newest restaurant, Backlot
 

Derk Meitzler talks about Backlot, the new sandwich shop to open in the Paramount building, also known as Strait & Associates in “Bluff City Law,” and what else he has coming up.

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Talks start over new voting system compromise
 

On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, Election Commission Chairman Brent Taylor talks about new discussions with county commissioners two months after the Election Commission voted to go to court in the simmering dispute.

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Breaking down Jaren Jackson Jr.'s return
 

Jaren Jackson Jr. looked great in his return despite the Memphis loss. 

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Adkins says violent crime makes new police director decision urgent
 

On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, Greater Imani Pastor Rev. Bill Adkins says the case can be made for a new director from MPD ranks or for someone from the outside. Adkins also said he sees a new indifference to violent crime that calls for new solutions as well as new ways of policing the city.

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