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
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House panel is preparing to debate proposals to increase the state’s sales, gasoline and cigarette taxes.
The Taxation Committee was meeting Tuesday to continue work on plan for raising at least $406 million to close a projected budget shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1. 74 more words
TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Health advocates say they support a proposed state tax hike to cigarettes.
Representatives of Kansans for a Healthy Future said at a Monday news conference that increasing cigarette taxes would both bring in revenue and save the state money as it reduces smoking. 77 more words
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
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
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