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Group proposes cigarette tax to help lower college tuition prices

A group of college friends in Idaho is hoping to make attending college more affordable, one pack of cigarettes at a time.

The group is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative which will raise the state’s cigarette tax by $1.50 — then using the money to lower the cost of higher education at universities and community colleges. 428 more words


Cali voters ready to pounce on a $2 per pack cig tax

About two-thirds of California voters support increasing the state cigarette tax by $2 a pack, and a similar percentage would back a minimum wage hike to $15 an hour, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday. 53 more words

Sacramento Update

10 States Where Taxes Are Going Up

Some states, still facing tight budgets after years of recession and slow recovery, are turning to tax increases to make up for the shortfalls. In some states, you’ll soon pay more for Gucci bags and other luxury goods. 1,031 more words


Sin Taxes

So-called sin taxes are irresponsible and stupid.  First, the name “sin tax” implies that someone is committing a sin, but the act must inherently be legal in order to tax it.  286 more words

New Push To Raise Missouri's Cigarette Tax

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A group of black elected officials from the St. Louis area wants Missouri’s tobacco tax raised by fifty cents, in order to increase funding for early childhood education. 313 more words


Proponents Cleared To Gather Signatures For $2 Cigarette Tax Increase

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Proponents of a $2 cigarette tax increase have been cleared to begin gathering signatures to take the question to California voters in 2016. 121 more words


Legislative session ends, leaving the film industry and some public health lobbyists disappointed

Baton Rouge, La. (WGNO) – The president of the Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association, Will French, is seeing red—and it’s not the red carpet. He says that after two years of working to find a solution to the state’s film tax credit situation, the legislature chose an option that’s “unconstitutional,” capping redemptions at $180 million. 298 more words