Thursday, April 25, 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)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Washington County, Tenn., Jury Hears Testimony in case of Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication
  • Marion Man Arrested for Rape
  • Maintenance Work to Disrupt Water Service in Jonesborough
  • 74-year-old Arrested on Kingsport's Dale Street for Crack Cocaine
  • ETSU Hires Emergency Management Specialist
  • Man Accused of Stealing Gun, Credit Cards Arrested in Johnson City
  • Kingsport Mother Arrested for Neglect, Drugs
  • Matthew Hill Says Why He Changed Position on Wine in Grocery Bill
  • Survey says JCMC Is 8th Best Health Facility in Tennessee
  • Man Arraigned After Weekend Attack in Johnson City
  • Three Charged in a 2013 Murder Have a Plea Deadline
  • Bristol, TN Extends Director of School's Contract
  • Wise Co., VA Mine Closes and Hundreds Lose Jobs
  • Work by Bristol Photographer Displayed in Smithsonian
  • New Car Tag Decals Save Paper, Lower Theft in Sullivan County
  • Vapor Business Burglarized in Bristol
  • Carter County Commissioners Vote for Tax Increase
  • Inmate Medical Bills Stress Sullivan County Sheriff's Budget
  • Ballard Bound Over to Grand Jury
  • No Tax Increase in Sullivan Co. Passes First Hurdle



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