The price of a pack of smokes
jumps 61 cents today. New tobacco tax goes into effect. ...The governor unveils his energy plan.
He calls on lawmakers to enact minimum residential building codes to help encourage better energy efficiency. ... UT president's staffers
finally turn in their cars. ... Our infrastructure report card
. ... Senate committees pass
English-only driver's license tests and photo ID for voting. ... AT&T deregulation bill
clears a major Senate hurdle and the natural gas companies' bill
is moving through the House. ... Editorial: Local governments should
have the leeway to pass living wage laws.