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Gov. Robert Bentley proposes cigarette tax increase

Gov. Robert Bentley’s plan to fill a $700 million budget shortfall includes increasing the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products by 82.5 cents a pack. 366 more words

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Kansas House speaker opposes tobacco, alcohol tax increases

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick says he opposes Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to increase tobacco and alcohol taxes to help close a projected budget shortfall. 98 more words


Medicine can help those who want to quit smoking over months

KANSAS CITY, Mo —   The thought of quitting smoking cold turkey can be overwhelming.  But many smokers are willing to quit over months.  It’s called the “reduce to quit” approach.  415 more words


School Reform Commission Faces Charter School Vote Amid Intense Pressure From Both Sides

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Today’s School Reform Commission is sure to generate fireworks, as commissioners vote on whether to approve new charter schools. Both sides of the issue are putting on the pressure. 144 more words


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


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


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. 247 more words