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Prospects for $2 per pack cigarette tax hike all but snuffed out at the Statehouse

House Bill 1565, which would have tripled Indiana's cigarette tax rate to $2.995 per pack, failed to advance in the House during the first half of the legislative session, and the tax hike was not ... read more

Carbon tax, desk-thumping on agenda in upcoming Alberta legislature session

EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s government heads to the legislature this week to make noise with an ambitious legislative agenda while trying to keep ... that would abolish the provincial ... read more

Nebraska senators assured another chance to debate property tax relief

The Legislature was assured Thursday ... which includes $171.5 million from a proposed sales tax increase and $27 million from a cigarette tax hike. Briese's amendment would eliminate the ... read more

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Iowa attorney general Tom Miller awaits verdict on legislation limiting his autonomy

“Those are the types of action we are trying to restrict … because it’s the governor and Legislature that sets the agenda for the ... Settlement Agreement with tobacco companies in which ... read more

Where there's smoke: There's the tobacco lobby with one last legislative handout

Andy Davis (R-Little Rock) will be on the agenda in Senate committee ... Jim Hendren's real tobacco tax bill.? DOA in the House. The tobacco lobbyists and their handmaidens in the legislature earned ... read more

WisEye Morning Minute: Rewind - Revised Estimate: +$753 Million in State Tax Collections

On May 17, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and Editor JR Ross discussed Legislative ... and corporate income tax collections increased $610 million. Conversely, sales tax ... read more

Washington AG’s 2019 legislative agenda is heavy on gun control

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced what his legislative priorities will be in 2019 ... the AG’s office will recommend a ban of assault rifles in Washington in 2019. Tobacco ... read more

Property tax reduction alternatives emerge in Nebraska Legislature

With the clock ticking on a legislative ... a tax reform package this year. If Speaker Jim Scheer of Norfolk returns the Revenue Committee's comprehensive proposal (LB289) to the agenda for ... read more

Arkansas Senate rejects tobacco, pot tax measure that would assist UAMS cancer designation

Legislation that would use funds raised from new tobacco and marijuana taxes to assist the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' bid for a National Cancer Institute-designated facility failed ... read more

Big tobacco spent big money to defeat Colorado's nicotine tax bill

DENVER -- With the clock on the legislative session ticking ... HB19-1333 would have asked Colorado voters to approve a new cigarette and nicotine tax. They wanted to raise the tax on a pack of ... read more

Alberta legislature resumes with carbon tax, desk thumping on agenda

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s government heads to the legislature this week to make noise with an ambitious legislative agenda while trying ... the provincial carbon tax by May 30. ... read more

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