Taxing Smokers

Some lobbyists and lawmakers are commending Governor McDonnell for addressing the rising costs of health care and putting more money into Medicaid for low-income Virginians.  But the same people are also criticizing him for allocating what they say is too little … AND his refusal to raise taxes on products that contribute to tobacco-related illnesses.  Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil has more from the State Capitol. 

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