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Tom Steyer drops a million bucks on cigarette tax initiative

Tom Steyer dropped a $1 million contribution on the campaign seeking to raise California’s tax on tobacco products.

Steyer, a former hedge fund manager, made good on his promise to back the tobacco tax campaign. 71 more words

Sacramento Update

New taxes and benefits: Alberta budget 2015 highlights

CALGARY – The NDP government released its 2015-2016 budget Tuesday afternoon. Here are some of the highlights for Albertans.


The tax on a carton of cigarettes will go up by another $5 to $50, effective at 12:01 a.m. 450 more words


Cigarette Tax Proponents Push For $2-Per-Pack Increase

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Proponents of an effort to raise California’s cigarette tax have launched a new effort to raise the cigarette tax by $2 a pack, this time with support from wealthy donor Tom Steyer. 113 more words


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