WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — President Barack Obama is following up Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech with three days of appearances designed to rally support for the job-creation measures outlined in his message.
The President is in Asheville, N.C., Wednesday visiting an auto parts plant. He'll make stops in Atlanta Thursday and Chicago on Friday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Polls show Tennessee is falling further out of step with the rest of the nation on the issue of gay marriage.
Resistance to legalizing gay marriage is falling in much of the country, but opposition remains strong here in Tennessee.
In results released this week, a poll taken by Middle Tennessee State University shows that 61 percent of residents are opposed to gay marriage with 24 percent in favor. Nationwide just 43 percent are opposed with 48 percent in favor.
Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Democratic leaders say they plan to talk with Gov. Bill Haslam about expanding pre-kindergarten classes after the state's education commissioner said he doesn't plan to request funding for an expansion.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
Commissioner Kevin Huffman spoke earlier this week during the governor's budget hearings. Haslam has asked state departments to develop plans for a 5 percent cut in spending as a fallback.