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Property tax relief alternative would increase sales tax

"Nebraska deserves a fair ... Briese's bill would raise the state sales tax rate from 5.5 percent to 6 percent, increase the state cigarette tax by $1.50 a pack and increase excise taxes on ... read more

Hansen: Want lower Nebraska property taxes? We need to have a chat about income taxes

Bigger chunks of money in his $500 million property tax relief bill come from a slight sales tax increase, an increased cigarette tax ... help Nebraskans and Nebraska farmers now. There’s also worry t... read more

Tobacco tax proposed again

House Bill 218 would increase the excise tax on cigarettes and snuff to $1.60 per pack or can (currently 60 cents per pack and can) and result in an estimated revenue increase to the state’s general f... read more

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Missouri voters could OK two cigarette tax hikes; then what?

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri election officials are raising questions about what could happen if voters endorse two separate plans to raise ... state’s tax on cigarettes would be set at $1.00 per pack, w... read more

Senator’s Property Tax Relief Plan Has Strong Support from Ag & Education Coalition

A broad-based coalition of Nebraska ... sales tax exemptions, add a surcharge to income over $250,000, increase the state sales tax by half a cent, and increase the tax on cigarettes and alcohol. read more

Bill would raise cigarette tax by $1.50

... bring the average total tax on cigarettes in Nebraska to $3.62 a pack, including the federal cigarette tax along with state and local sales taxes. Money from the change — Gloor said it would raise ... read more

Cigarette tax could change Minnesota smokers' behavior -- but how?

The new tobacco tax signed into law last week will raise the price of cigarettes in Minnesota by $1.60 a pack ... Dan Browning has worked as a reporter and editor since 1982. He joined the Star Tribun... read more

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

How tobacco industry donations cloud debates over cigarette controls

In March 2017, Malaysia’s health ministry hoped to reduce that grim tally by floating a plan to sharply increase cigarettes taxes as recommended by the ... “Various groups across the world share our v... read more

Cigarette tax bill dies in committee

CHEYENNE - The state House Revenue Committee has killed a proposal to raise cigarette taxes ... for local governments. The proposal died Wednesday without discussion after no one on the committee seco... 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

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