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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, ... read more

Research & Commentary: Arkansas Should Not Rely on Cigarette and Vaping Taxes for Income Tax Relief

“To provide funding for income tax reductions,” Arkansas lawmakers introduced legislation that would increase the state ... to the public policy back burner. Legislators concerned about the public ... read more

SC lawmakers propose cigarette tax increase to give teachers a raise

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers have proposed a unique way to give teachers a raise. A new bill would increase taxes on cigarettes -- by five cents per cigarette ... an added bonus of making ... read more

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'It would be devastating to our business': Local vape shops concerned about tax hike

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Utah lawmakers are pushing to add a steep ... The legislation calls for an 86 percent increase in sales tax on vaping products. Local vape shop owners say if it becomes ... read more

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 ... 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

Montana Lawmakers add back a few positions, but hold firm on other budget cuts

"We will continue to make these ugly choices of who wins and who loses when we do not increase ... from the state's tobacco tax is dedicated to paying for CHIP, but lawmakers have used the funding ... read more

New cigarette taxes could be on ballot in hesitant states

More than a dozen additional cigarette tax hikes have been enacted since then ... Advocates believe the timing is right for people in even the most historically hesitant states to embrace higher ... 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 ... 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

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

Senate OKs pot-, tobacco-tax plan

The bill goes back to the ... and special-privilege taxes on medical marijuana, which is soon to go on sale; increase the required business markup on cigarettes from 7.5 percent to 9.5 percent; raise ... read more

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