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Education, Not Cheap Cigarettes, Lifts People Out Of Poverty

 
In Minnesota's legislature, Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R) and Rep. Carly Melin (DFL) disagree about a bill that would prevent cigarette taxes from automatically going up every year. Drazkowski says it would impact poor people who live in trailer courts and smoke. Melin says her parents lived in a trailer court and her dad smoked, but the reason her family was able to move to a home was her parents got an education. She says cheap cigarettes don't help the poor move up the economic ladder.
 
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