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Published May 05, 2009, 08:00 AM

ND anti-tobacco money included in budget

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Conceding defeat in a bitterly contested struggle over tobacco funds, House Republicans agreed Monday to provide $12.9 million to two new committees in charge of developing a comprehensive plan to fight smoking. "This isn't an easy pill to swallow," Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, the House majority leader, told House Republicans during an impromptu Capitol meeting late Monday night.

By: DALE WETZEL, Associated Press

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