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Friday, January 23, 2009

Cig tax maneuvers

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 6:20 AM

Roby Brock details coming strategy on the cigarette tax legislation and the trauma system legislation the money is to fund.

Bottom line: Nobody counts the needed 75 votes yet for the tax. And opposition is stirring anti-Little Rock feelings among rural legislators as a reason to oppose money for a trauma system that will primarily be centered in Little Rock hospitals.

MEANWHILE: tax bills are on hold so that legislators may see a couple of months of state income this year before acting.


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