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Cigarette tax hike floated, then snuffed

DES MOINES, Iowa --- American Cancer Society advocates want Iowa lawmakers to consider ... in southern Iowa due to smokers bringing cigarettes into Iowa from Missouri, which has the lowest state cigar... read more

CDC: States Lag in Boosting Cigarette Taxes

New York has the highest tax at $4.35 per pack and Missouri has the lowest ... from the Surgeon General’s report, the need for aggressive tobacco control initiatives is all the more apparent. Anti-smo... read more

4 petitions certified for Missouri ballot, including tobacco tax hikes, campaign donation cap

One such effort, to raise Missouri’s 17-cent-a-pack tax on cigarettes by 60 cents for early childhood ... of people who decide which programs get the investment, it is based on need that comes from lo... read more

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If you tax them, they will quit

You have probably heard the statistic: Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax in the nation – just 17 cents a pack, compared to the national average of $1.46. In this week's Health & Wealth update, pub... read more

Tobacco companies bankrolling rival efforts to hike Missouri's tobacco tax

“It may be that early-childhood education advocates ... tobacco-tax proposal for transportation “is transparent’’ with no unrelated provisions. The association’s initiative would change Missouri law, ... read more

Coalition to announce ballot initiative to raise ND tobacco tax

Kristie Wolff, program manager of tobacco control and advocacy ... raising the tax warned that it would have a devastating impact on businesses, spur cigarette smuggling and unfairly burden smokers wh... read more

Campaign To Increase Tobacco Tax Aims To Decrease Smoking

The last tobacco tax increase was in 2004. “It’s time for Colorado to reclaim its commitment to preventing kids from starting a life-long addiction to tobacco use,” said Jodi Radke, Regional Advocacy ... read more

Medicaid expansion and funding face threats in several states

In Montana, where a ballot initiative to extend the state's Medicaid expansion with a large tobacco tax failed in November ... expansion ballot initiatives in Florida and Missouri, where expansion adv... read more

Altria's Plunge: Nothing To See Here

Altria (NYSE:MO ... want to get smoking rates down to as low as 10 percent by 2025. Short of an outright ban on cigarettes, the government did its worst long ago when it essentially banned most forms ... read more

Republicans weigh in on House District 60 race

Missouri has the lowest tobacco tax in the nation. It is about a tenth of the national ... Veterans who find themselves facing criminal prosecution need an advocate to help them get through issues man... read more

Nevada health officials push for funding prevention programs

Dick advocated for policies that would regulate the selling and taxation of e-cigarettes ... isn’t going to be a tax hike to fully implement weighted funding, and Read by 3 needs to be modified. That’ ... read more

Is Missouri's costly housing tax credit untouchable because of industry's clout?

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri spends more on its Low-Income Housing ... and carries extra risk in case something goes wrong. Investors want to get paid for that, said Art Weiss, a tax credit broker in Che... read more

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