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Friday, March 6, 2009

Trauma drama

Posted By on Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 1:40 PM

SB 315, the bill to amend the state's trauma system act passed in the House today (89 to 4) and now goes to the Senate.   Four Republicans voted against.  They were Carter, J. Burris, Lea and Malone.  Apparently funding was an issue.  The trauma system would be funded by an increase in the cigarette tax, which was passed in both houses wth super-majorities.  Politically, I don't see how voting against this was wise.  Maybe the aginners can explain?

          

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