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They are a new chapter of "One Million Moms for Gun Control. formed just a few weeks ago in response to the tragic Newtown, Connecticut shootings. Co-leader Kathleen Wright says they are not looking to take guns away, they just want stricter limits on the kind of guns allowed and who should be allowed to have them.
"We are a non-partisan group who are wanting common sense gun legislation in Tennessee. We want to have background checks on all gun purchases. We want to reinstate the assault weapons ban. We want large quantities of ammunition sales to be reported to the A-T-F, and we want smart boundaries on concealed carry permits," said organizer Kathleen Wright,
Wright says they received an overwhelming response to the group's Facebook post about the march and want to plan another one.
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Hungry TennCare eating more of state budget
May 24, 2013 16:56 GMT
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- State Treasurer David Lillard says expanding health care costs could absorb funding the state used to spend on other needs.
The Jackson Sun (http://bit.ly/16eqTpT ) reported Lillard talked about the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on Tennessee finances as he spoke to the West Tennessee Association of Health Underwriters on Thursday.
Lillard noted the state budget that goes into effect July 1 contains $391 million in new revenue and more than $300 million of that will be consumed by TennCare.
Lillard said support for higher education could further erode as a result. In 1990, state revenue funded more than half the cost of state universities. That percentage has already declined to about 38 percent and could be further reduced.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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