Cigarette Tax Veto?

A spokesman for Gov. Haley Barbour says the governor has concerns that the Legislature’s cigarette tax hike bill overestimates by about $19 million the amount of revenue it will bring in.

Barbour hasn’t said whether he’ll sign the legislation, but House and Senate negotiators have voiced confidence that he will.

Clarion-Ledger State gov’t blog
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