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Santa Fe’s lone cigar bar ready to resist tobacco tax

said he and his partners will close the store if legislators approve a wide-ranging bill intended to reduce teen smoking with sky-high taxes. Former State Sen. Cisco McSorley filed the measure to rais... read more

Minnesota budget deal: Tax hikes on high earners, tobacco

Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders reached a budget agreement Sunday that calls for $2 billion in new taxes and boosts spending for schools and property tax relief. The Democrats are relyi... read more

AT&T Vs. Verizon: One Clear Winner

What's more, while this business's margins are sky-high (due to very low capital intensity ... it represents net operating profits (after-tax) as a percentage of total capital (debt and equity ... read more

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Senate conferees agree to cigarette tax No agreement on tax increase for wealthy. Extended session possible.

"We don't like it, but we'll go with it," said Sen. John A. Cade, R-Anne Arundel. The Senate had proposed a 10 cents-a-pack increase. The House, which initially opposed any increase in the cigarette t... read more

Tobacco-tax defeat

Bullock seems unwilling to let it go. Apparently ... Alcohol is the obvious target, but like tobacco, the tax on alcohol is already pretty high. Possibly obesity is next on the list. read more

The forces behind Montana’s sky-high 2018 voter turnout

Greg Gianforte and Democrat Kathleen Williams upped the ante. Two high-profile ballot measures — one to increase the tobacco tax to help fund Medicaid expansion, and one that would restrict new ... read more

Tobacco companies challenge New York City cigarette prices

Tobacco companies and three trade groups representing cigarette retailers asked a federal court on Thursday to block a new law designed to keep tobacco prices sky high in New York ... set by the city, ... read more

Missoula schools crack down on e-cigarette and vape pens

Years of anti-tobacco campaigns led many students to reject smoking ... Jennifer Courtney, the principal of Missoula Big Sky High School, said their school is providing “push-in” lessons in which scho... read more

Amber Rudd urged to go further on Universal Credit reform

Save The Children’s Steven McIntosh said the announcements were “a step in the right direction”, but added: “Families are forced to pay sky-high childcare fees before ... limits support for families t... read more

Tariffs on Alcohol, Tobacco and Fuel to Increase

Sigfússon presented a parliamentary bill on increased tariffs on alcoholic beverages, tobacco, gasoline and oil yesterday ... krónas [per liter] in a few weeks and the state’s taxes are sky high.” The ... read more

Cigarette tax increase causing many Kentuckians to consider quitting, poll says

Kentucky's tax rate of $1.10 per pack of cigarettes after the increase is still less than the national average of $1.79 per pack, officials said. According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, taxin... read more

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Raise Taxes Drastically. Here’s Why It Would Backfire.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to increase marginal income tax rates to 70 percent is either the craziest thing that has ever been proposed or a sober proposal that does not go far enough ... Bring... read more

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