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Docs look for traction on cigarette tax; legislators see pot holes

Mississippi Medical Association President Dr. William Grantham has been traveling around Mississippi, aiming to build bridges and reduce the state’s smoking rates. The Clinton family physician and the ... read more

Food for Thought: Do you know what steak you're getting?

This is good news. I’m a fan of all the Gouden Carolus beers. I think it’s an underrated Belgian brewery, so I’m glad to see this. read more

Republicans for Raising the Gas Tax?

"I don’t favor increasing any tax," he said, "but I think we have to look at all the options ... The politicos who manage the fund are looking for ways to fill that pot. That’s the policy reason. But ... read more

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Montana will cut services, lay off more than 20 employees to balance budget

In case that happened, legislators ... like increasing the tobacco tax and closing tax loopholes for corporations. “It means they’ve made the decision to implement cuts,” Villa said. Now it’s unclear ... read more

NORML’s Weekly Legislative Round Up

State legislators are pre-filing ... to successfully achieve statewide marijuana law reform is for local stakeholders and citizens to become involved in the political process and to make the changes t... read more

A revenue and legalization lesson from FDR

He also has an offer from a group call Let Us Pay Taxes, which claims to represent the marijuana industry and is willing to ... a lower tax than many states and localities put on tobacco, you’d still ... read more

Sports betting, medical marijuana sales, Medicaid cuts key to Raimondo’s spending plan

Gina Raimondo seeks to legalize sports gambling in Rhode Island and add up to a dozen new medical marijuana dispensaries to help plug holes in a $9.38-billion state budget she proposed Thursday. The t... read more

Are our laws prepackaged or homegrown? Does it matter?

Maine’s new political majority — with some help from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a Washington, D.C.-based conservative lobbying group — set the agenda on a whole host of issues, many of ... read more

Shoestring Living: Be grateful every day

Focusing on what you already have, meaningful connections with others and the here and now, will leave you less likely to see anything but the wonder of ... you’re sure to look at the world around you ... read more

Thorium Power Is the Safer Future of Nuclear Energy

And that has led several nations to take a closer look at thorium power generation. How Thorium Reactors Work The isotope of thorium that’s being studied for power is called Th-232. Like uranium, Th-2... read more

Republican lawmaker wants to sweep GOCO funds and use money for schools

Under Sonnenberg’s proposal, which would need a two-thirds vote of the legislature to be placed on the November ... The idea would have to get significant traction with Democrats, who hold majorities ... read more

Republicans Should Snuff Out Deadly Tobacco Rules

Jerry Brown (D) and the state legislature last session ... But the new law also raises the age to 21 for e-cigarettes. Furthermore, California voters on November 8 approved a $2-a-pack increase in the ... read more

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