Morning Roundup: Update

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Mayor Karl Dean and Rep. Beth Harwell haven't given up yet on the charter schools bill. They say $100 million in federal stimulus money depends on its passage. ... Handgun permit classes are packed with Barney Fifes. ... Gubernatorial wannabes kick their fund-raising drives into high gear. ... Brushy Mountain state prison closes forever. ... How the Tennessee Equality Project outmaneuvered opponents by mobilizing hundreds of people for an anti-discrimination ordinance in Shelby County. ... Tom Humphrey weighs the odds the legislature will quit this week. ... A.C. Kleinheider on our competition with Michigan and Wisconsin for GM jobs:
Matched up on paper there is little to refute that Spring Hill is far and away the best plant of the three. So our chances at getting picked must be pretty good. Right? Wrong.

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