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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

$1 cigarette tax hike stinks to some

INDIANAPOLIS – Public health may bump up against politics as lawmakers ... tax on increasingly popular electronic cigarettes. Dr. Richard Feldman, the former state health commissioner who lobbied succ... read more

Vermont Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Proposes Tax Hike After Saying She Opposes Tax Hikes

Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquist pitched a plan last week to fund free college tuition by increasing the state’s alcohol and tobacco tax, among other measures. read more

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Health Care Groups Urge Lawmakers To Pass A Tobacco Tax Increase

Health care professionals spent the day at the Capitol and lobbied lawmakers to increase the tax on tobacco ... House Democrats have said they would back the tobacco tax, but only if Republicans pass ... 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

Cigarette Tax Increase

The cigarette tax hike however will put nearly 70 million dollars back into the General Fund. The money will be going to help fund Medicaid. And just like with lawmakers, feeling among community membe... 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 sen... read more

Attack ad falsely says Bredesen backed gas, sales tax hikes that never happened

Gas tax held steady Tennessee’s Department of Transportation has a handy table of gas and fuel taxes going back to ... into any hike in taxes on food. The tax on groceries actually went down when Bred... 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

Tobacco tax to increase in NH

Tobacco users will pay a little more starting Aug. 1 due to an increase ... higher tobacco tax rates. The law required the tax to automatically go back up if tax receipts for 2012 and 2013 were lower ... read more

Speaker Madigan doubts cigarette tax hike will pass Illinois House

House Republicans have been hesitant ... lawmakers largely have staked out opposition to tax hikes, and they have called for more cuts in the Medicaid program before increasing any taxes. Quinn spokes... read more



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