Post Tagged with: "fiscal cliff"

Tennessee Unemployed to Keep Extended Benefits

Tennessee Unemployed to Keep Extended Benefits

by / on January 3, 2013

Tennessee’s long term unemployed won’t miss a single benefit check after the state’s Department of Labor spent weeks warning that the end was near.

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Corker Compares Fiscal Cliff Vote to Eating a ‘You-Know-What Sandwich’

Corker Compares Fiscal Cliff Vote to Eating a ‘You-Know-What Sandwich’

by / on January 2, 2013

Tennessee’s two senators are defending their votes for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Both see it as means to shoring up Medicare and Social Security.

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Despite Deadline, Corker Still Pushing Fiscal Cliff Plan

Despite Deadline, Corker Still Pushing Fiscal Cliff Plan

by / on December 28, 2012

Over the last two months, Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker has made numerous appearances on TV news shows and written newspaper editorials. His push continued today with an interview on CBS This Morning, a conference call with reporters, and a Capitol Hill press conference.

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HCA Exec: Raise Retirement Age, Don’t Cut Medicare Hospital Payments

by / on December 13, 2012

Executives at Nashville-based HCA think raising the retirement age is better than making cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals. Both ideas are in play, as Congressional leaders and the President negotiate to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

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Corker Floating Fiscal Compromise Bill

Corker Floating Fiscal Compromise Bill

by / on November 26, 2012

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is on a media blitz, telling lawmakers to suck it up and solve the nation’s looming fiscal crisis. The recently reelected Republican has written a bill that he says will take “political courage” to pass.

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VU Researchers Calling Lawmakers on Support of Science

VU Researchers Calling Lawmakers on Support of Science

by / on November 19, 2012

Researchers at Vanderbilt are taking time away from their labs to lobby congress, albeit informally. PhD candidates are worried the impending fiscal cliff will leave them without money to keep working.

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