<strong>Shelby County Commissioner Brandon Morrison (left) seen during a meeting Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

County Commission Scorecard: The Race for Number Two

First-term Republican Commissioner Brandon Morrison became chairman pro tempore of the commission with the votes of six of the eight Democratic commissioners and none of the votes of her four Republican colleagues on the body. While it's controversial, the political move is also a common feature of commission politics.

County budget season still echoes short of a ‘budget book’

It's been a month since a county government budget was approved for the fiscal year that began July 1. But until that detailed budget is printed in black and white, there is still some wrangling underway, some distrust and the hiring freeze the county imposed may be melting.

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