Protestors shouting "No new taxes" gathered at the Capitol and broke windows at the Capitol.
Gov. Don Sundquist, however, warned he may veto the budget, which makes some big cuts in state programs and would force major tuition hikes.
State officials also warned that by taking all the tobacco money in one year the legislature could be setting itself up for an even bigger tax battle next year. -- Ira Teinowitz
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