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Some smokers, lawmakers unhappy about proposed increase to state cigarette tax

WICHITA, Kansas – Kansas is facing projected shortfalls of more than a $710 million.

To help balance the budget, the Governor released a plan Friday that included several tax hikes that have caught the attention of many, namely on cigarettes. 240 more words

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Brownback's Cigarette Tax Plan

First, I want to say that I have never smoked a cigarette, and I am in favor of everyone quitting. However, as a Kansas resident, I was shocked by Governor Brownback’s attempt to get rid of budget shortfalls by asking the legislature to almost triple… 284 more words

Kansas

Year In Review: Budget Turmoil For The Philadelphia School District

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a year of slashing activities, counselors and nurses, the School Reform Commission defied the city charter in May by refusing to approve a budget that would require even more spending cuts. 236 more words

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What Do Chinese Corner Store Owners Say about Philly's Cigarette Tax Hike?

Two months ago, the City of Philadelphia began levying a two-dollar-per-pack cigarette tax to fund the public schools. This measure turns out to be quite painful to some Chinese restaurant owners.

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Stories

Cigarette Tax Killed Eric Gardner

Apprehension prevented me from dwelling into the debacle that occurred in Ferguson. I started to write about Ferguson; the rioting, the looting, the indiscriminate shooting, the burning of private businesses, and of course the protests that spread pervasively throughout the country. 656 more words

V-Thoughts

Cigarettes and Mr. Garner

One word of caution.  If you are going to protest and riot over something, please take the time to research what is really going on.  Most situations are not an easy black and white issue (sorry for the pun – but it fits). 435 more words

Current Events

11 FACTS ABOUT THE GARNER YOU SHOULD KNOW: DO NOT FORGET NY CIGARETTE TAXES

The Garner protests have grown to the point where bridges in New York are being blocked and the mayor has mandated new training for the police force. 681 more words

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