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Tobacco Companies Give $17M To Defeat Cigarette Tax Measure

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Tobacco companies are giving about $17 million to defeat a proposed cigarette tax that’s quickly attracting some of the highest spending among the initiatives on California’s November ballot. 114 more words

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Kander deciding what to do on tobacco tax after court ruling

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander isn’t saying yet how he will handle a ballot proposal seeking to raise the cigarette tax in light of recent court rulings. 102 more words

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Kander Deciding What To Do On Tobacco Tax After Court Ruling

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander isn’t saying yet how he will handle a ballot proposal seeking to raise the cigarette tax in light of recent court rulings. 127 more words

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Mass. Raises $285M From Cigarette Tax

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts taxpayers have shelled out an extra $542 million since state lawmakers voted three years ago to hike the tax on cigarettes and gasoline, with none of the cigarette revenue going directly to anti-smoking programs. 613 more words

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Higher Cigarette Tax Among New Connecticut Laws Kicking In

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A number of new laws will take effect in Connecticut, including many provisions in the newly revised $19.7 billion state budget. 123 more words

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Cali pols are hooked on nicotine taxes

Taking dollars from government agencies and government-addicted nonprofits makes them as grumpy as taking the last pack of cigarettes from a habitual smoker. Even though the state passed several new laws – raising the smoking age to 21 and regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco, for instance – anti-tobacco activists have qualified an initiative for the November ballot that would go even further. 25 more words

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Proposed Ballot Measure Would Triple California’s Tobacco Tax

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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