Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Culver Budget: The $140 Million Question

Culver Budget: The $140 Million Question

Given the amount of time devoted to it in the speech, and the numbers in the budget that depend on it, it's clear a dollar a pack is at the top of Governor Culver's agenda.

The $140 Million Question: Can he get Gronstal and Murphy on board for a buck?

Taking bets: what'll be the final smokes tax hike?

  • Leadership's 60-odd cents?
  • 80 cents or so - split the difference?
  • Culver gets the dollar?
  • $1.17 to match South Dakota?
  • or Mary Mascher's two dollars?
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