Following the Media – 1/11/11

Things are getting even more confusing.

First, Sen. Mark Norris is planning a bill that would require a countywide vote. He plans to ram this bill through the first week of the legislature, which is normally just an opportunity for committee assignments to be made and new members to figure out which bathroom is closest to their office. Fun times.

City leaders are none too happy about the proposed bill.

Still waiting on a lawsuit over the delay of the election, and the City Schools Attorney has told the Election Commission to get on with it. Now that they have cover from the State Elections Coordinator, I don’t see them moving without the courts getting involved.

State Senator Mark Norris plans bill to stop MCS vote without suburban input
Tuesday forums provide info, education
Can the Supremes just decide schools standoff now and save us all lots of money, time, energy?
Election Coordinator Writes Another Letter Aimed at Delay
School leader shares concerns about school consolidation
Memphis council members blast bill calling for county vote in city schools’ charter surrender
Schools Standoff Shows Up in Cyberspace
No Schools Lawsuit Yet, State Elections Coordinator Asks For Clarification
How Would Snow Days Be Handled If City And County Schools Consolidate
Memphis City Schools attorney tells election commission to set a date on charter referendum
Mayor Wharton Anxious for School Merger Action
City Councilman Speaks Out Against State Senator’s School Consolidation Bill
Heads Continue to Clash Over MCS Charter
Carol Chumney Weighs in on MCS Drama
Union rallies against Charter Surrender

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