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Lawmakers hesitant to back tobacco tax hike

BOSTON -- House Speaker Robert DeLeo's announcement that the House was giving a "serious look" at a cigarette tax increase brought hope to anti-tobacco groups that rallied the Statehouse this week, bu... read more

Senators weigh options on tobacco tax hike

SENATORS are seriously considering options on the plea of the country’s 30 medical societies to promptly pass pending legislation imposing a higher tobacco tax rate ... he would back the medical ... read more

Georgia House Speaker Ralston opposes cigarette tax hike

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston moved Thursday to extinguish talk of a cigarette tax ... lawmakers agreed to a modest increase in the mid-2000s. “I don’t plan for it to become a viable issue,” sai... read more

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Tobacco Tax Hike Cleared by West Virginia Senate

CHARLESTON (AP) – Facing a grim budget picture, the Republican-led Senate voted Tuesday for a bigger tobacco tax ... has been more hesitant to raise taxes. Senate Democrats and 12 of 18 Republican sen... read more

Lawmakers hesitant on so-called ‘soda tax’

Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, said the tobacco tax had a similar intention regarding how the revenues would be spent, but the state did not stick to its plan. She said she is skeptical that lawmakers can . ... read more

Indiana coalition lobbies for higher state cigarette tax

presented its findings to the media and lawmakers Wednesday in the Indiana Statehouse. The coalition proposed a $2 cigarette tax increase to help curb smoking among teenagers and adults. The tax is cu... read more

Cigarette tax hike runs into opposition

SPRINGFIELD — A Democratic push for a $1-a-pack cigarette tax increase to pay for a statewide construction ... The agriculture panel, which is dominated by conservative downstate lawmakers, recommende... read more

Lawmakers debate tax hike on cigarettes, alcohol to raise revenue

But representatives from convenience stores, cigar businesses, and the cigarette ... such a tax hike would result in an "Internet black market" of cigarettes and liquor. He acknowledged Nevada might n... read more

Tobacco tax failure highlights Oklahoma legislative dysfunction

Lawmakers need to quit saying one thing and doing another. Support for the tobacco tax runs deep across Oklahoma. Legislators should end the posturing and pointless partisanship, back their words with ... read more

Lawmakers Still Hesitant On Bevin’s Call For Tax Reform

Bevin said he wants to call lawmakers back to Frankfort later this year to hammer out ... says it’s not yet politically viable for the Republican-controlled legislature to increase taxes. “I think tha... read more

Illinois poised to hike cigarette tax by $1 a pack to fund healthcare

The sponsor of the cigarette tax, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, told the House Human Services Committee before the floor vote that without the cigarette tax hike, "we will hav... read more

Road plan with tax hike passes House

But House Republicans have continued to push an increase in the state gas tax as well as cigarette tax to provide additional ... Nationwide gas taxes are bringing in less money and lawmakers have been ... read more

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