Thursday, June 25, 2009

Senate approves conference committee report with additional $5 million cut to tobacco prevention funding

The Senate just voted to approve the conference committee report - which means their vote includes the additional $5 million cut to tobacco prevention - now the budget goes back to the Assembly, which can't officially meet until about 8:30 p.m. tonight (Friday).

Senate vote count: 17-15
Republicans plus Sen. Sullivan (D-Wauwatosa) voted against.

Take Action: Call your state representative and ask him or her to restore the money that was pulled out of tobacco prevention in the conference committee budget. Look up your representative's contact information here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What does the money for tobacco prevention actually do?