Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Chances Might Improve with New Makeup of Davidson County Election Commission

One of the people behind the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act said he’s optimistic that the proposed referendum has a fighting chance, given the new makeup of the Davidson County Election Commission. Attorney Jim Roberts described Thursday night’s Election Commission meeting as “fabulous for our side.” This, after he said Metro Nashville officials were trying to undermine the proposed referendum which, if voters approve it, would roll back Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s 34 to 37 percent tax increase.

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Monday’s Tennessee State Election Commission Meeting Takes on Heightened Importance

The Tennessee State Election Commission’s biennial, normally unnoticed routine of appointing county election commission members takes on heightened importance in light of recent events and unusual situations in at least three Tennessee counties.
In accordance with Tennessee state law, T.C.A. 2-12-101 and 2-12-106, the State Election Commission (SEC) appoints five election commissioners for each of the state’s 95 counties for terms of two years.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act: Attorney Jim Roberts Talks Metro Legal’s Creation of Suppression and Fear as Referendum Seeks Ballot

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line to give updates on where he stands in the fight against Metro Legal to get the proper number or petitions solidified to move forward with his referendum.

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Davidson County Election Commission Could Decide Fate of Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Next Week

Davidson County Elections Administrator Jeff Roberts updated new developments with the proposed referendum for the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act and when and if election commissioners will permit voters a chance to have their say. “We are in the process of verifying the 14,000 signatures turned in last week. The Charter states the number of signatures needed is based on the preceding general election,” Roberts told The Tennessee Star in an email Wednesday.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Supporters Need Help to Fend off Challenges from Metro Government, Establishment Media

The people behind the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act say they need supporters to contribute money to help educate Davidson County residents about the proposed referendum. Nashville attorney Jim Roberts said they also need the money to fight the likely counteroffensive from Metro Nashville government officials, many of whom may try to discourage people from supporting the referendum. And many of Nashville’s establishment media outlets could wage their own information campaign against the referendum, Roberts said.

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More Than 14,000 People Sign New Petition for Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Referendum

The people behind the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act said Friday that they have obtained 14,000 signatures for a referendum on the matter and have filed those signatures with the Metro Nashville Clerk’s Office. As The Tennessee Star reported last month, organizers are pushing again for Davidson County voters to have the chance to vote for the proposed Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act. If voters approve it, the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act would roll back Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s 34 to 37 percent tax increase.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act: Attorney Jim Roberts Comes Up with More Petitions Than Legally Needed, Metro Legal Moves Goalpost

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line to celebrate the successful delivery of more than enough signed petitions to the Metro Clerk and Metro Legal’s intent to move the goalpost.

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4goodgoverment.com Attorney Jim Roberts Says Download the Petition, Sign It, and Send It in Before March 25

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line urging folks to download the petition 4goodgovernment.com and get it signed and sent in before March 25.

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Attorney Jim Roberts Needs More Signatures for the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line to encourage people to keep downloading and getting back the petitions at 4GoodGovernment.com.

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URGENT: 4goodgovernment.com Attorney Jim Roberts Updates the Tennessee Star Report on Taxpayer Protection Act Petitions

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line to urge Davidson County residents to download the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act petition and get it in before the March 26 deadline.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Could Kill Current Capital Spending Plan, Steve Glover Says

If voters have a chance to approve the proposed Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum and roll back Mayor John Cooper’s 34 to 37 percent tax increases then that might extinguish the city’s current Capital Spending Plan. Metro Nashville At-Large Council Member Steve Glover said as much to The Tennessee Star this week.

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Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts Updates Listeners With Petitions Received for the Taxpayer Protection Act

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line to give updates on the Taxpayer Protection Act petitions received.

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Attorney Jim Roberts Explains the Latest on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line to update on petitions received and explain some of the six added amendments.

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Backers Attempt Again to Get Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Before Voters

Organizers are pushing again for Davidson County voters to have the chance to vote for the proposed Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum. If voters approve it, the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act would roll back Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s 34 to 37 percent tax increase.

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Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts Talks About the Launch of the New Taxpayer Protection Act Petition for Davidson County Voters

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line to talk about the adjustments made to the Taxpayer Protection Act petition to get it on the ballot.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Attorney Jim Roberts Optimistic with Revised Petition and Ready for Court in Spring 2021

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Protection Act famed attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line to explain the details of his revised petition set for an anticipated April election.

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Taxpayer Protection Act Attorney Jim Roberts Continues the Fight and Circles Around with Revised Referendum

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line to discuss the Chancellor’s unlawful ruling establishing more requirements for the referendum to get on the ballot.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act: Attorney Roberts Explains How Tennessee’s Chancery Court Judge Used West Virginia State Law to Rule in Taxpayer Protection Act Ballot Initiative

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act attorney Jim Roberts to the show to give updates and explain the Chancery court judge’s decision to strike down the ballot initiative.

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Judge Rules Against Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act

Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle on Tuesday gave members of the Davidson County Election Commission what they wanted and ruled against arguments in favor of the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act.

The Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum, if approved, would roll back Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s 34 to 37 percent tax increase.

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UPDATE: Taxpayer Protection Act Attorney Jim Roberts Reveals the Desperation of Metro to Prevent the Referendum From Coming to a Vote

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act attorney Jim Roberts to the show to discuss how Metro is doing everything it can to suppress the voting rights of 27,000 Nashvillians.

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Backup Plan in Place in Case Judge Rules Against Taxpayers on Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act

Attorneys submitted their final arguments Tuesday at the trial debating the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act, and the attorney representing taxpayers said he has a backup plan in case the judge rules against them.

This, according to Nashville attorney Jim Roberts Tuesday.

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Witnesses Testify on First Day of Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Trial

The dispute over the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act went to trial Monday.

Nashville attorney Jim Roberts said he expects Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle will issue a ruling by the end of this week.

As reported, Roberts is fighting the Davidson County Election Commission to get the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum on the December 5 ballot.

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Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts Gives an Update on the Fight to Get the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act on December’s Ballot

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to the show to give an update on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Referendum.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Trial Date Set

The dispute concerning the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act will go to trial October 26 through October 28, per the orders of Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle.

This, according to Nashville attorney Jim Roberts. As reported, Roberts is fighting the Davidson County Election Commission to get the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum on the December 5 ballot. He said Commission members are playing unfair games with him and the public.

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Suit Yourself: Taxpayer Protection Act Attorney Jim Roberts Sees Metro Government Trying to Pretend Like They’re Not Suing the Taxpayers

Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Nashville-based attorney Jim Roberts on the newsmakers line to give updates on the fillings against the Davidson County Election Committee.

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Campaign to Pressure Davidson County Election Commission Is off, For Now

Some of the same people who collected the signatures for the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act are holding off on pressuring members of the Davidson County Election Commission.

As reported, The Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum, if approved, would roll back Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s 34 to 37 percent tax increase. As reported last month, the Nashville Election Commission voted three to two to neither approve nor reject the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act. They instead passed the matter on to a chancery court to guide them on how to proceed, and also moved the “conditional” date of the election from December 5 to December 15.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act: Jim Roberts Gives Important Updates to the Status of Getting the Referendum on the Ballot

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville-based attorney Jim Roberts to the show to give updates on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum.

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Nashville Attorney Files Suit, Tells Davidson County Election Commissioners to Do Their Jobs on Taxpayer Referendum

  A Nashville attorney filed a motion Thursday to challenge members of the Davidson County Election Commission, who still refuse to put the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum on the ballot for December 5, as originally intended. That man, Jim Roberts, on Friday explained what he filed with the Davidson…

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Davidson County Election Commission Provides Tennessee Code Citation It Says Allows It to Move Date of Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Referendum to December 15

Davidson County Elections Administrator Jeff Roberts on Thursday cited the portion of the Tennessee Code that the Davidson County Election Commission says permits them to move the prospective election date for voters to say yes or no to the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act from December 5, as prescribed in the petition, to December 15, as the commission voted to do in its September 25 meeting.

Roberts responded to The Tennessee Star Thursday morning.

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Davidson County Officials Will Not Cite What Gave Them the Legal Right to Change Date for Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Referendum

Metro Nashville officials on Wednesday still refused to cite which portion of the Tennessee Code permits them to move the prospective election date for voters to say yes or no to the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act.

They had ample opportunity to respond to The Tennessee Star’s requests for comment Wednesday.

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Davidson County Election Commission Has Not Yet Identified Section of Tennessee Code That Authorizes Change of Date for Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Referendum

  The Davidson County Election Commission has not yet specified the section of the Tennessee Code Annotated (the most recent compilation of all of the current statutes of the state) by which it has the authority to change the “conditional date” of the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act election referendum from…

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Davidson County Election Commission Cancels Meeting: ‘Since Nothing Is Urgent at This Point in Time We Made The Decision That It Was Not Necessary to Meet’

Members of the Davidson County Election Commission have cancelled a meeting they previously scheduled for Tuesday.

This, one day after The Tennessee Star demonstrated that Metro Legal Director Bob Cooper said something incorrect at a recent Election Commission meeting.

Cooper incorrectly stated that election commissioners had more than just a “purely ministerial” role taking on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act.

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Metro Nashville Legal Director Bob Cooper: 1949 TN Supreme Court Case Was About ‘Statewide Referendum Election Where the Constitutionality of the Referendum Was in Question’

In his testimony before the Davidson County Election Commission’s September 25 meeting, Metro Legal Director Bob Cooper cited a 1949 Tennessee Supreme Court decision, Cummings v. Beeler, as a “template” the commission could follow if it chose to accept a third option he outlined as a possible course of action– to “file a lawsuit in Davidson County Chancery Court seeking a declaratory judgment on whether the amendment should be placed on the ballot or should be rejected.”

Cooper stated the Cummings v. Beeler case was about “whether it [The Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office] could hold a statewide referendum election where the constitutionality of the referendum was in question.”

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act: Attorney Jim Roberts Weighs in on the Secret Election Commission Meeting

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville-based attorney Jim Roberts to give updates on The Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act getting on the December 5th ballot.

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Democrat Dictator Nashville Mayor John Cooper Defies Rule of Law, Intimidates Election Commission to Shut Down Property Tax Referendum

  The Nashville Election Commission voted three to two on Friday to neither approve nor reject the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act, but instead passed the matter on to a chancery court to guide them on how to proceed. In contrast, “the commission unanimously approved a charter amendment by [Metro Council…

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Americans for Prosperity Tells Music City Officials to ‘Stop the Shenanigans’ on Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act

Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee (AFP-TN) officials this week accused members of the Nashville Election Commission of delaying a vote on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act and urged them to verify it.

This, according to a press release that members of AFP-TN published on their website.

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Attorney Warns That Mayor John Cooper and Others are Privately Seeking Ways to Sabotage the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act

Members of the Metro Nashville Election Commission met privately Friday, and at least one of the five commission members refused to say what they discussed, even though it was government business.

Nashville attorney Jim Roberts told The Tennessee Star Saturday that he suspects commission members met to discuss ways to undermine the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act. As reported last month, this referendum, if approved, would roll back Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s 34-37 percent tax increase. The referendum would also limit property tax rate increases to 2 percent every year without voters approving it. Voters are scheduled to decide during a December 5 referendum.

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Attorney Jim Roberts: Mayor Cooper Intentionally Harmed Individuals and Businesses for Political Gain

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts to discuss the recent status of the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act referendum.

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Mayor John Cooper Warns the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Will Doom the City, but Taxpayer Advocates Fight Back

Nashville Mayor John Cooper warned this week that the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act, if enacted, will disable the city, but the group that fought for it said Cooper’s time and energies are best spent helping taxpayers.

As The Tennessee Star reported last month, the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act would roll back Cooper’s 34-37 percent tax increase and limit property tax rate increases to 2 percent every year without voters approving it.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act: Attorney Jim Roberts Receives 20,000 Petition Signatures

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to give an update on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act petition signature count.

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Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts: ‘This Is a Fight Between the Power of the People and the Power of the Government’

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Attorney Jim Roberts to the studio to discuss the irresponsible spending by Mayor John Cooper in Nashville.

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Attorney Jim Roberts Weighs in on Mayor John Cooper’s Press Conference Referring to Taxpayer Protection Act as ‘Poison Pill’

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Jim Roberts to weigh in on Mayor John Cooper’s comments about the Taxpayer Protection Act.

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Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act: Attorney Jim Roberts Reaches 19,500 Signatures, Expects More to Come

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to give updates on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act and discuss Metro government’s response.

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Attorney Jim Roberts: The Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act is Like a ‘Help Nashville From Going Bankrupt Act’

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts to give an update on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act. 

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Nashville Attorney Jim Roberts Joins the Tennessee Star Report with Updates on the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act Petition

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Nashville attorney Jim Roberts to discuss the latest update on the number of signatures needed for the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act.

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