On The Air: Outspoken Memphis Council Woman Launches New Radio Show

On The Air: Outspoken Memphis Council Woman Launches New Radio Show

With the budget debate now over, Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove is having some fun.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - With the budget debate now over, Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove is having some fun.

"We are celebrating our budget, Oh My God! Love it, yeah!" said Fullilove during her 2-hour talk show on WDIA 1070 AM.

After several years off, Fullilove recently started hosting a daily evening talk show on the station.

"They should know, I am a flame thrower, and if I throw flames, are going to hit where they need to hit," she said.

On the show Wednesday, the city budget was a hot topic. Early Wednesday morning, the Memphis City Council passed a budget for next year. The budget restores city employees 4.6 percent pay cut, and raises property taxes by nearly 10 percent.

Callers to Fullilove's show wanted to talk about it.

"Of course you have some naysayers that are concerned that we passed a tax increase but they haven't had one in years," she said.

The budget debate here is so crucial that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said Wednesday that he had been monitoring the progress ever since the state's Comptroller sent a letter to city leaders outlining budget requirements.

Haslam said he met with Comptroller Justin Wilson earlier this week.

"I really asked him two or three things. One, is there anything as Governor that I should be doing? Two, are you having conversations with the leadership in Memphis, he said he was," the Governor said.

Back at WDIA studios, Fullilove says she's relieved now that the budget battle is over.

"This is the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life," she said. "Despite all of the trouble I have been in, this was the hardest thing that I had to do."

"I have a new attitude after last evening, yes I do," she said, as she started to dance in the studio.

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