Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Senate tackles Rep. Allan Ritter's proposal to slash taxes on chewing tobacco on Thursday. Ritter says his populist bill is good for "all of us that chew tobacco." Evidence shows that Ritter's tax cut will escalate sales of chaw, which causes pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer and mouth cancer. Texans would bear the costs of those chewers who cannot pay their own cancer bills.

Chew over Ritter's chaw-tax cut in the new Lobby Watch.