Gov. Mike Beebe’s 56-cent hike in the cigarette tax, an important part of his legislative package, was approved in Arkansas House on Thursday with 75 voting for the bill and 24 voting against.
The full story here, including snippets from floor speeches for and against the bill.
Video: Rep. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, who spoke against the bill, and Rep. Gregg Reep, D-Warren, who sponsors the bill, react to today’s vote. Also, more video from Jason Tolbert: Rep. Roy Ragland, R-Marshall, on his vote, and Rep. Frank Glidewell, R-Fort Smith, on his. And the swing vote, Rep. Garry Smith, D-Camden, on why he voted for the bill.
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