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Florida Senate votes unanimously to raise tobacco tax $1 a pack

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The Florida Senate voted unanimously Thursday to raise the state cigarette tax $1 per pack in a historic vote on a bill that two years ago couldn't even get a hearing. The 39-0 vote came despite intense lobbying from Big Tobacco, a stinging letter of disapproval from Republican anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, and obvious opposition from both the governor and House Republicans.