Monday, November 24, 2014

FIRST WORD!

SL Tennessee investing $80.5 million for Clinton expansion

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with SL Tennessee, LLC officials have announced the company will construct a new 250,000 square foot building to join its two existing facilities in the Clinton/I-75 Industrial Park, a Select Tennessee Certified site. The South Korean automotive parts manufacturer will invest $80.5 million and create 1,000 new jobs in Anderson County. Located in Clinton since 2001, this will be the company’s fifth expansion. [ Read the full story ]

Capitol Hill

Propose a serious plan of action to secure the border

August 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

It is clear we are facing an unprecedented crisis at our border.  More than 57,000 unaccompanied children have illegally crossed the border this year, and that number will only continue to rise if the president doesn’t take strong, swift action immediately.  The president has asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with this crisis, but what is missing is a complete, serious plan of action. In an Appropriations Committee hearing last month considering the president’s budget request, I laid out three things the president should be doing to address this crisis. First and... [Read the full story]

Legal Briefs

Affordable Care Act may go to the Supreme Court again

August 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and related regulations have generated a lot of litigation, including two U.S. Supreme Court decisions.  It now appears that the U.S. Supreme Court may have to decide another issue under the ACA, after deciding two other issues previously. Federal law provides that certain individuals who purchase health insurance coverage in an Exchange established by the State may claim a tax credit.  According to this language, the tax credit is not available for those individuals who purchase health insurance coverage through any other source, including an exchange established... [Read the full story]

Your Financial Planning

Planned giving provides all-around benefits

September 5, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

There’s certainly something to be said for spontaneous and random acts of generosity. But when it comes to making charitable donations, it may be wise to give some thought to the matter to try and get the most out of every dollar. Planned giving, usually arranged with the benefit of financial and legal experts, refers to strategies that can help you maximize your giving in a way that can be financially beneficial to everyone involved — including you, the donor. A little planning can make charitable donations go a long way When you think through and compare various options for charitable contributions,... [Read the full story]

Opinion / Editorials

President Obama needs strategy for Iraq, Syria

August 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Once again, the U.S. is stepping up its military involvement in hot spots around the world.  Throughout the month of August, President Obama has been keeping close tabs on developments in Iraq.  Amerli, which is populated mostly by ethnic Turkmen, has been under siege the past two months by Sunni militants.  In early August, Obama ordered air strikes and airdrops, which he justified by saying they were to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe for thousands of ethnic Yazidis trapped in the Sinjar mountain of northern Iraq by Islamic State militants.  By the middle of August, he proclaimed the militants... [Read the full story]

ETBJ Crossword

Across     1  Rockwood’s county     5  Chattanooga water taxi (2 words)     9  You can adopt one at the Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville   10  __ Supply: rock band   12  Tom Scholz’ band that played at Riverbend 2014   13  Fine river for trout fishing and tubing in the foothills of the Smokies   14  August baby  ... Read more of this article


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Propose a serious plan of action to secure the border

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Planned giving provides all-around benefits

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