MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee Senator Bob Corker was all over the national network news shows over weekend, expressing his disappointment with the way President Obama is handling the nation’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Corker is the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and supported the President’s initial call for military action against the Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons in the Middle Eastern nation’s two year old civil war.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new report says Tennesseans pay the nation’s highest sales taxes.
The Washington DC based Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan fiscal policy research group, says Tennessee’s combined sales tax burden stands at 9.4 percent. That figure does not include the state’s 5 percent tax on groceries.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The immigration reform group Bibles, Badges and Business held a roundtable discussion Wednesday morning at the First Amendment Center in Nashville.
The group is part of a nationwide effort by business, law enforcement and faith groups to influence the immigration debate in the nation’s capital.
Former attorney General Alberto Gonzales led Wednesday's discussion. Also attending are representatives of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Tennessee Farm Bureau.