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GOP lawmakers say cigarette tax hike unnecessary

March 31st, 2007 12:09 am by JOHN THOMPSON

ELIZABETHTON - Three state legislators told members of the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce that the state is flush with revenue and there is no need for Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposed tax increase on cigarettes.

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Local legislators say smoking ban moving rapidly through House

March 31st, 2007 12:09 am by BEN INGRAM

JOHNSON CITY - The topic of smoking was a common theme for local lawmakers Friday as the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual legislative meeting.

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Space shuttle makes emergency landing at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

March 31st, 2007 12:00 am by Staff

The failure of a flux capacitor caused the space shuttle Flying Dutchman to make an emergency landing at Tri-Cities Regional Airport Saturday.

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ETSU student opinion mixed on proposed football fee

March 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by SAM WATSON

JOHNSON CITY - Paying new fees to revive football is just fine by some East Tennessee State University students. Some think it would be too expensive. Others are indifferent.

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Constipation drug pulled at FDA's request

March 30th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

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Business briefs

March 30th, 2007 9:30 pm by Staff Report

Dollar up, gold mixed in European trading

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Virginia legislators applaud proposed cut

March 30th, 2007 12:33 am by Staff report

A coalition of Southwest Virginia legislators this week applauded a State Corporation Commission recommendation that would dramatically cut a rate increase for customers of Appalachian Power Company.

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Ramsey predicts compromise on cigarette tax hike, food tax cut

March 30th, 2007 12:33 am by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said "no deal" for weeks to a cut in the state's 6 percent sales tax on food in exchange for a sizable cigarette tax hike, but a deal between lawmakers and Bredesen appears likely, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said Thursday.

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