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.
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.