SAN DIEGO (CBS/AP) — A well-financed campaign whose backers include Bay Area billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, medical groups and organized labor has collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack, officials said. 327 more words
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Special interests getting ready to suck up billions from smokers.
A coalition of health groups including the California Medical Assn. has collected more than enough signatures to qualify an initiative for the Nov. 86 more words
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- Proponents of a plan to raise Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette taxes say they’ve submitted petitions in hopes of getting the matter on the November ballot. 118 more words
(CBS) — They sell cigarettes supplied by a growing black market increasing their profits, but decreasing millions of dollars in tax revenue needed by county. … 445 more words
JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) — It might come down to gas and cigarettes to pay for Missouri’s failing roads and bridges.
A bill in the senate would increase taxes on gasoline by 1.5 cents a gallon for regular unleaded and 3.5 cents a gallon for diesel. 134 more words
The cost of a pack of cigarettes in Minnesota is going up on the first of the year. The state’s cigarette tax rates are increasing so smokers will pay $3.54 in taxes on each pack of cigarettes, which is about a 12-cent increase over 2015, according to… 467 more words
CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality. 362 more words