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Local View: Raise Nebraska's cigarette tax

The tobacco industry lies. And finally, they have to do something about it. Starting in November, Big Tobacco had to shell out their own big bucks to buy ads in select newspapers nationwide and on pri... read more

Gloor proposes $1.50 increase in cigarette tax

According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, this type of cost increase will deter 12,100 Nebraska youths from becoming smokers. Gloor mentioned property tax relief second as a reason for raising ... read more

Tobacco companies will not fight cigarette tax increase

JEFFERSON CITY • After two defeats in the last decade, a cigarette tax increase is back on Missouri's statewide ... However, four bordering states — Kentucky, Tennessee, Nebraska and Kansas — would ha... read more

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Campaign pursues a Missouri tobacco tax increase for early childhood health and education

It’s still lying there — the lowest cigarette sales tax in the nation ... 64 cents in Nebraska, $1.03 in Oklahoma and $1.36 in Iowa. He heard their polling numbers, the statewide strategies and their ... read more


Midlands Voices: Sales tax hike would hurt most Nebraskans

Previous reports that senators would vote as a majority to pull a bill containing tax increases out of committee (Legislative Bill 1084) have been confirmed as premature. Instead, a proposal to increa... read more

Cigarette tax supporters turn in signatures

JEFFERSON CITY — Supporters of a proposal to increase the tax on cigarettes ... Iowa and Nebraska — and so close to that of Illinois that it would end the incentive to cross the border, Leone said. Th... read more

Cigarette tax increase on Missouri ballot for third time

Cigarettes are cheaper here because of Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax – 17 cents per pack. On Tuesday, state voters will decide whether they want to shed that distinction. Proposition B w... read more

Internet sales tax debate can wait

Local businesses ... I hold the same view on all tax policies that allow government to pick winners and losers. We all need to be in the same tax-burden boat, rowing together toward tax relief for all ... read more

California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding.

which has a similar tax, shows that the measures appear to increase beverage prices and reduce sugary drink sales. The beverage companies have borrowed a tactic from the tobacco industry, which used s... read more

Multiple bills in Legislature intended to lower Nebraskans' property taxes

LINCOLN — Some Nebraska lawmakers are dreaming big ... Legislative Bill 1084 would increase state revenue by raising the sales tax one-half cent, boosting cigarette taxes, putting a surcharge on top i... read more

Two ways to bring $150 million in property tax relief to Nebraska

Policymakers keep pointing out other states with lower property taxes, but fail to recognize why Nebraska ... on cigarettes. Just two simple corrections would provide more than $150 million in funding ... read more

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