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Release: May 4, 2000

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vilsack to sign tobacco bill at UI May 5

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack will visit the University of Iowa May 5 to officially sign the legislation that outlines how the state's tobacco settlement dollars will be spent. Iowa lawmakers earlier passed an appropriations bill to spend nearly $55 million of the state's settlement with the tobacco industry. The money is earmarked primarily for health programs.

The event will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5 in the atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building. News media are invited to cover this event.