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VOL. 123 | NO. 6 | Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Curtiss to Keep Alternate Cable Permitting Bill in Reserve

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NASHVILLE (AP) - House Commerce Chairman Charles Curtiss wants to leave nothing to chance when it comes to passing new state rules on cable permitting this year.

The Sparta Democrat sponsored legislation last year to create a statewide system for permitting cable TV franchises. The measure is supported by AT&T Inc., which wants to avoid having to seek hundreds of municipal permits as it enters the cable TV business.

Curtiss says his new proposal will be an alternate avenue for passing the legislation if another bill carried by his former co-sponsors gets bogged down among the competing interests of the telecommunications and cable industries.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 27 150 2,415
MORTGAGES 57 228 2,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 37 527
BUILDING PERMITS 157 441 6,509
BANKRUPTCIES 61 133 1,920
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 80 1,239
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 15 58 688
MARRIAGE LICENSES 7 34 408