Around the South for Mar. 7: TN, AR & VA

Tennessee: Nashville mayor resigns. Mayor Megan Barry resigned yesterday, admitting to felony theft apparently consisting of taking personal trips at the city’s expense. She agreed to reimburse the city $11,000 and will serve three years of probation. In January, Barry admitted to having an affair with her security officer; later nude photos of a woman were found on his cell phone ……. Arkansas: Hutchinson announces work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Monday appeared with the head of the Trump Administration’s U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services and announced that Arkansas would become the third state – after Kentucky and Indiana – to require able-bodied recipients of Medicaid to work or prepare for a job, reported the Washington Post. Not approved, however, was a request to change the rules so that fewer people in Arkansas would be covered by Medicaid ……. Virginia: GOP voters undecided on senate nominee. The Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University released a poll on Monday that showed few Republicans have decided on a nominee to challenge US Sen. Tim Kaine (D) in November. Corey Stewart, a defender of Confederate statues, was first with 16% followed by Rev. E. W. Jackson with 7% and Del. Nick Freitas with 6%. The primary is June 12 …….