NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Legislative plaza was briefly occupied once again Sunday night, but not by the Occupy Movement.
About 30 homeless advocates slept overnight on the plaza in defiance of a new state law that prohibits camping on state property. Advocates say the law, recently passed by the Tennessee legislature specifically to dislodge occupy protesters from the plaza, makes homelessness a criminal offense.
Lindsey Crank is a divinity student at Vanderbilt University and has worked with Nashville’s homeless for the past five years.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Williamson County had the hottest job market in the country last year.
A report just out by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Williamson County posted the nation’s largest employment increase with a gain of 5.4 percent between September 2010 and September 2011. The average jobs growth in the country during the period was just 1.6 percent.
The report says the largest employment increase in Williamson County occurred in the category “professional and business services,” which gained more than 1,700 jobs.
BRISTOL, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — The Supreme Court’s deliberations on the president’s health care reform continue to day and the head of the Tennessee based Christian Medical Association is weighing in on the issue.
Dr. David Stevens says the country desperately needs health care reform, but believes the president’s measure is flawed. He fears the Affordable Care Act may bankrupt the country.