October 6, 2015

Partly sunny

GOP pragmatists staring down tea party colleagues in potential shutdown over Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — Rank-and-file Republican lawmakers are increasingly protesting the tactics of tea party colleagues who demand that legislation to keep the government open also take away federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The leading proponent of bringing the fight over funding the group to a possible government shutdown remained unbowed. Eleven GOP House freshmen — several Read More…

Government shutdown delays plans to build two new hotels locally

SHEFFIELD – Plans to build two hotels in the city have been stalled due to the government shutdown. Mayor John Hunter said he was informed Thursday that groundbreaking on the Holiday Inn, scheduled to begin Oct. 14, would be postponed because of delays receiving a loan from the bank. Work on the Homewood Suites by Read More…