WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee Senator Bob Corker was among GOP lawmakers scheduled to meet with President Obama on Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss the current budget impasse.
The president told reporters Wednesday morning a deal may not be possible because Republicans continue to insist that no new revenues can be raised unless entitlement programs are significantly overhauled.
Obama, who has been stepping up efforts to talk to both Republicans and Democrats this week, told ABC News that current difference between the two parties may be too wide.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A bill that would put some DUI offenders back behind the wheel will get its first hearing in the Tennessee House of Representatives Tuesday.
House bill 353 is supported by the Tennessee chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The bill would allow some DUI offenders to drive on a restricted license, but only after a breathalyzer-interlock device has been installed on the offender’s car.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is warning Tennesseans about the impact of looming across-the-board federal budget cuts set to kick in Friday.
In his weekly radio address, President Obama said the so-called sequester cuts will slow the economy and hurt the middle class. He blamed the GOP for the impasse.
“Unfortunately it appears that Republicans in Congress have decided that instead of compromising, instead of asking anything of the wealthiest Americans, they’d rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class."
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Tennessee legislator has introduced a bill that would allow students in the state’s public schools to defend themselves if attacked.
Republican Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver of Lancaster says current zero-tolerance policies mean every student involved in an on campus altercation faces expulsion. She says her measure would allow students to defend themselves, or step in to help another student being assaulted.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is opposing a National Rifle Association-backed effort to block public access to the state's handgun carry permits.
Ramsey tells The Associated Press that the ability to scrutinize the identities of people with handgun carry permits strengthens gun advocates' arguments that they are worthy of carrying loaded firearms in public.