Stephen Elliott, Stateline

Stephen Elliott, Stateline

Stephen Elliott is a Stateline correspondent based in Nashville, where he is an editor and reporter for the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene.

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Restricting college tenure could hurt state economies, many warn

By: - June 12, 2023

Daniel Brinks, who chairs the government department at the University of Texas at Austin, doesn’t usually have a tough time recruiting professors. After all, UT is one of the best research universities in the country, located in a high-tech boomtown with a thriving music scene, a warm climate and first-rate enchiladas. But this year, in […]

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States are learning on the fly about sports betting addiction

By: - March 25, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tennesee — The states that have legalized sports betting are reporting record levels of wagering and revenues, but with that growth comes questions about gambling addiction and whether regulators and sportsbooks are doing enough to fight it. Two dozen states have active online sports betting, and other states are on the verge of joining […]