Senate-House negotiators have reached agreement on how to spend the money from the national tobacco settlement and the House approves the $19-billion state budget. Most of the money from the tobacco deal, $113.5-million, will go toward health care. $63-million is set aside for a senior citizen prescription drug program. Roughly $22-million is set aside for both life scienses and anti-smoking efforts. $14-million wil go for early childhood causes.
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