Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Roe Meets Romney in Nashville This Week
U.S. Representative Phil Roe from Johnson City plans to meet with republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney this week in Nashville. Roe believes Romney’s campaign has gained momentum and is headed in the right direction with an excellent chance to win. Roe has ideas for the veterans department saying that annual funding cycles make long term planning difficult. He thinks a multi-year cycle instead would eliminate inefficiencies pointing to the Farm Bill and the Transportation Bill which are funded through a multi-year process. He also feels that the idea has bi-partisan support saying that the Bush Tax cuts, the payroll tax cut and a mandated reduction in government services which take effect in January would remove over 600-billion dollars from the economy. These cuts must come from the military, education, energy and other departments that make up about 40 percent of the federal budget not from Medicare and Medicaid. (bg)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • Senator Alexander Promotes Financial Aid Bill in Blountville
  • Haslam Calls for Spending Cuts for All State Agencies
  • Fatal Shooting Under Investigation in Pound, VA
  • Zoning Dispute Prompts Large Lawsuit Against Sullivan Co.
  • Arraignment Set for Elderly Man Accused in Child Porn Case
  • Wellmont MergerTalks; ETSU & Eastman Weigh In
  • Citizens Petition Court to Stop Nitrogen Pipeline
  • Bulls Gap Teacher Accused of Intoxication at School
  • Sullivan Highway Workers Accept Settlement
  • Woman Charged with Starving 2-month-old Puppy
  • Jonesborough Man Sentenced on Firearm Trafficking Charges
  • Elizabethton Cousins Sentenced on Firearm Charges
  • Bristol, TN Planning to Ban eCigs in City Buildings
  • Kingsport Couple Charged in Armed Robbery



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