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Idaho's cigarette tax is a burning issue

Idaho's cigarette tax is a burning issue
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BOISE, Idaho - There's a debate brewing at the Statehouse over how to spend $11 million dollars collected each year from Idaho's cigarette tax. The money has been going toward the Capitol renovation project. In 2015 the money will no longer be needed to finance the improvement.

Governor Otter is proposing the state spend the money on Medicaid. The Governor says there are ample reasons to spend the money on the insurance plan since many of the folks on Medicaid suffer from tobacco related illnesses.

But House Majority Leader Mike Moyle thinks the money should be spend improving Idaho's highways and on water projects.
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