Monday, October 22, 2007

7-1: Conference Committee passes compromise budget

The conference committee passed the budget compromise 7-1. The compromise contains a $1 cigarette tax increase and $15 million per year for Wisconsin's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. You can urge your senator and representative to vote for the budget here. Tomorrow it will go to the Assembly first and the Senate second.

I'll be en route to Minneapolis, MN (that's right - smoke-free Minnesota!) tomorrow on my way to the National Conference on Tobacco or Health. For budget updates, I'd recommend checking out the WisPolitics Budget Blog at You can also watch the budget votes live on Wisconsin Eye at

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