Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ramsey Defends Low Taxes
Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey is responding to an internet blog critical of Tennessee being the state with the lowest tax burden. Much of the tax Tennessee collects comes from sales tax. Ramsey believes the sales tax levels the playing field--he says even if you are an illegal immigrant, if you buy something, you have to pay tax. And he says it ensures that everyone participates in government. Ramsey also says small government is a goal, not an idea that needs to be defended from liberal attacks, and that George Mason University just came out with a study of the freest states in the nation based on taxes, debt and 2nd amendment rights, and Tennessee was ranked the third. Ramsey says he wants Tennessee to be the best state in the union in which to do business and to be a state with a quality teacher in front of every student, and he believes the Volunteer state is going the right direction. (SH)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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  • Johnson City Police: Store Surveillance Captures Residential Burglar
  • Police Searching for Dad Who Took $1,000 in Items From WalMart While Child Rides Buggy
  • Stolen Kayak Proves Hard to Hide in Johnson City
  • Bristol, VA IDA: Now that Cabela's Takes Shape, Lee Highway Land Hot for Development
  • Limestone Man Charged with Two Counts of Statutory Rape
  • Bristol, TN Educators Vote to Allocate $60K for Lighting at New Jones Tennis Center
  • Bristol Man Indicted in Pistol Whipping, Shooting
  • Women Indicted for Drug Bust Involving Child in Bristol
  • Scott County, VA Man Captured After Police Said He Kidnapped, Assaulted Former Girlfriend
  • Latest ETSU Report Shows Minimal Growth in Tri-Cities Job Market
  • Convicted Killer of Wise County Native and Virginia Beach Pharmacist Gets Life Plus 48 Years
  • Washington County BOE Approves Plan to Build New School
  • Kingsport Police Charge 12-Year-Old in Stabbing
  • Possible Methadone Clinic in Carter County That Sought No Formal License Shut Down
  • Big Stone Gap Named Top Town in Virginia to Raise a Family by National Agency
  • Bluff City's Newly-Elected Aldermen Shift Power from City Manager-Recorder to Mayor
  • Police Said Abingdon Man Runs Stop Sign, Throws Baggie With Crystal Meth Out Window
  • Murder Trial Begins in Dickenson County, VA
  • Johnson City Man Arrested after Domestic Violence and Police Stand Off
  • Greeneville Police: Woman Holding Infant Chased Around Home By Man With Knife
  • Bristol, VA City Leaders for Closed Session Concerning Economic Development



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