MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) -- A number of Republicans and a few Democrats are reacting angrily to President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba, but a prominent Tennessee Republican is taking a more measure tone.
Likely Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio reacted furiously to the president’s initiative, saying in part that the move “is a victory for oppressive governments the world over.”
But Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, who is likely to head the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the next Congress, was more reserved in his reaction.
Tenn. Senator Mark Norris and State Rep. Johnnie Turner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A state senator has filed legislation that seeks to restrain federal regulation in Tennessee.
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville discussed the resolution yesterday during a special joint committee meeting on the effect of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the state.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) A few new details are emerging today concerning the Medicaid expansion deal Gov. Haslam says he’s struck with the Obama Administration.
In announcing the deal yesterday, Haslam stressed that his plan ensures Tennesseans will not face higher taxes to pay for the expanded health coverage.
State Rep. and GOP Caucus Chairman Glenn Casada tells WMOT that the plan calls for Tennessee’s hospitals to pay the difference between what the expanded coverage costs and what the federal government will pay for.