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Tobacco money may go to fund

February 09, 1999
By: Clayton Bellamy
State Capital Bureau

JEFFERSON CITY - The Senate moved a step closer to deciding what to do with the tobacco settlement money Tuesday.

Sen. Ed Quick, D-Liberty, introduced a proposal in the Senate Retirement committee that would establish a fund to hold the money while the legislature decides what to do with it.

"There are 195 ideas about what to do with the money when and if we get it," Quick said. "This bill will hold the fund while we research the ideas and decide what is to be done. The money doesn't arrive until June 2000, so there's no hurry."

The committee unanimously voted the bill into the legislature for further debate.