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Friday, January 30, 2009

Bipartisan tax and spenders UPDATE

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

The Democratic Party promises a show of Democrat and Republican "leaders" Monday to support the tobacco tax for health programs.

Which Republicans? Not saying. Not Sen. Gilbert Baker, I'd bet.

UPDATE: Jason Tolbert, a Republican blogger, figures the tax-and-spenders are Rep. Rick Green and Sen. Cecile Bledsoe.

News release:

HEALTH AND TOBACCO NOT A PARTISAN ISSUE

 DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS UNITE IN THE FACE OF BIG TOBACCO

At a bipartisan announcement Monday, a call will be made to put Arkansas's health care needs above partisanship despite efforts by the national tobacco lobby to divide Arkansas's elected leaders.
 
WHO:        Democratic and Republican Leaders
 
WHAT:      Call For Bipartisan Cooperation in the Face of Divisive Action by Big Tobacco
 
WHERE:    State Capitol Rotunda
 
WHEN:      11 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2009

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