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American Cancer Society disappointed in Governor's actions

December 14, 2001
By: Julie Kroenig
State Capital Bureau

The American Cancer Society is upset about the money that is being cut from the budget. Julie Kroenig has the story in Jefferson City.

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The American Cancer Society is disappointed that money is being taken away that would prevent people from smoking...

But they are happy that not as much money was taken as originally estimated.

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Contents: We realize that there is a downturn in the economy, but we don't feel like our money should have been taken for that.

Lynne Schlossler says that originally five million dollars was expected to be cut from the budget.

Hundreds of phone calls were made to the Governor's office this week asking him to reconsider the use of the funds.

Holden announced that three point five million dollars will be cut from the budget that would have been used to prevent people from smoking.