(St. Paul, MN) -- A House committee debated but did not vote this afternoon (Thurs) on a bill that would increase Minnesota's cigarette tax from the current 1-23 a pack up to 2-83. U-of-M senior Kaila (KAY'-luh) Nerum from Andover says when she was 14 her dad died from esophageal cancer -- and she doesn't want anyone else to go through what she did. Nerum says her father wasn't there when she graduated from high school and she won't get a father-daughter dance at her wedding. Ken Garcia with Altria (all-TREE'-uh) -- Philip Morris's parent company -- says lawmakers took tobacco settlement money intended to keep kids from smoking and help adults quit, and used it to balance the state budget. Garcia says instead of looking for a tobacco tax increase, lawmakers should use settlement money as originally intended.