Problem Bridge Near Downtown Nashville Makes Case For Replenishing Highway Trust Fund

Problem Bridge Near Downtown Nashville Makes Case For Replenishing Highway Trust Fund
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx held a press conference on Charlotte Ave near a bridge that has required emergency repairs. Foxx was previously the Mayor of Charlotte and says he knows how important infrastructure is in a city the size of Nashville. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

The Obama Administration is using a patched-up bridge in Nashville to make it’s case for putting more money into the federal Highway Trust Fund.

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Amid GOP Rifts Over Guns And Vouchers, Democrats Claim Small Victories

Amid GOP Rifts Over Guns And Vouchers, Democrats Claim Small Victories
House Democratic Leader Craigh Fitzhugh (center) and Caucus Chairman Mike Turner (right) say to gain ground they have to capitalize on rifts in the GOP supermajority. (Photo courtesy Sean Braisted)

Democrats are claiming victory for a series of legislative misfires over the last two days, pointing to the demise of a pair of controversial gun bills as well as a hard-fought school vouchers plan. But the bills’ failures may have as much to do with Republican infighting.

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