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January 7, 2014

Candidate wants to dip into tobacco users' pockets to pay for education

McGinty meets with UPJ students

JOHNSTOWN — Katie McGinty, a Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate, outlined her plan to pay for new education grants and scholarships with funds raised by modernizing the state’s liquor store system and levying a tax on the sale of cigars and smokeless tobacco during a visit to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on Tuesday.

“If you’re serious about helping kids and helping families, you have to step up and say how you’re going to pay for it,” McGinty said.

McGinty spent more than an hour talking to UPJ students during the event.

Please look for more details about McGinty’s plan in Wedensday’s editions of The Tribune-Democrat.

Dave Sutor is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at

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