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Missouri Cigarette Tax Hike Advocates Split On Strategy

Special interests have long eyed Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax as a potential pot of gold, if only voters would agree to hike the 17-cent-per-pack levy and direct the windfall to healt... read more

How Medicaid broke through in three deep-red states, and could do the same in more

advocates in Nebraska, Idaho and Utah were able to fan out across their states and collect more than enough signatures. They also honed a message that spotlighted the working people who would benefit, ... read more

Ballot measures: Florida votes to restore felon voting rights; Missouri, Michigan pass pot

Meanwhile, Missouri ... tax marijuana sales at 4 percent, with the proceeds funding veterans health care programs. Of the three, it was the only proposal that allowed for home-growing of marijuana. "T... read more

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Effort to increase Missouri cigarette tax would fund early childhood education

An effort is underway to place a 50-cent increase in the state’s tobacco tax ... advocate for early childhood education. “All of the evidence suggests investments in early childhood result in good ret... read more


Michigan, Missouri, Utah Legalize Marijuana

In Missouri ... will tax marijuana sales at 4 percent, with the proceeds funding veterans health care programs. Of the three, it was the only proposal that allowed for home-growing of marijuana. "Than... read more

Health Care Coverage Options For Early Retirement

The original legislation included a tax on high value insurance plans ... of-pocket cost would drop down to $7716 per year ($643/mo) at a MAGI of $83,000. While the $643/mo cost is certainly ... read more

Guess Who Supports And Who Opposes Tax Increases On Cigarettes In Missouri

For many Missouri health advocates, an increase in the state’s tobacco ... that a small tax increase right now might diminish the chance to pass a tax that would really make a difference. “There is a ... 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

Tobacco tax initiative is laser-focused on children's health, education

Missouri Cures, a stem cell research advocacy organization, has recently come to the surprising conclusion that it opposes a tobacco tax increase to benefit ... and blatantly false. The initiative is ... read more

Options for highway funding narrow with defeat of fuel tax

Transportation officials and advocates ... to Missouri voters has passed since 1987, when they approved a fuel tax increase of six cents per gallon. Since that time, voters have rejected sales tax inc... 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

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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