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Philly Mag: Cigarette Tax Delayed to August 4

By Joel Mathis (Philadelphia Magazine) – The Pennsylvania House will reconvene Aug. 4 to consider approval of a bill that includes authorization for a cigarette tax to fund Philly schools, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said late Wednesday morning. 48 more words

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If No Cigarette Tax By Aug. 15, Phila. School District Says Layoffs Will Begin

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s schools superintendent says if the state legislature doesn’t authorize a cigarette tax by the middle of next month, he’ll begin sending out pink slips. 177 more words

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Cigarette Tax To Fund Philadelphia Schools Suffers Setback As Pa. State Senate Amends Bill Further

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa., (CBS) — The effort to get state approval for a cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia schools has suffered a setback in the state legislature as the state Senate late Tuesday afternoon amended the bill further. 361 more words

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Philadelphia School District’s Budget Deficit Filled!

It’s good news for the Philadelphia School District but not good news for smokers. Legislation has passed, which will impose a sales tax on cigarettes to help fill the public school’s budget deficit. 120 more words

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After Battle, Pa. House OKs Philadelphia Cigarette Tax

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa., (CBS) — In a major breakthrough for city and school district officials, the state House Wednesday night passed a bill that would authorize a cigarette tax to help close the Philadelphia school district’s deficit. 197 more words

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Cigarette Tax Proposal To Fund Philadelphia Schools Moves Forward In Pa. Senate

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa., (CBS) — State lawmakers have sent Governor Tom Corbett a new budget as a cigarette tax proposal to fund Philadelphia schools has moved forward in one chamber of the legislature. 184 more words

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Proposal For Cigarette Tax To Fund Philadelphia Schools May Be Going Up In Smoke

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - Prospects for approval of a cigarette tax increase to fund Philadelphia schools before state lawmakers’ summer recess have hit rough waters. 166 more words

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