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Tobacco tax is one more damper on the recovery

Written on May 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm, by

Increasing taxes at a time when Florida’s businesses and consumers are already strained is not a sound policy decision. President Obama has released his Fiscal Year 2014 budget, and he plans to raise the tax on cigarettes from $1.01 to $1.95 per pack. Additionally, Congress has introduced legislation to increase the federal excise tax rate […]

County pushes for local tobacco taxes

Written on March 8, 2013 at 11:32 am, by

Oregon legislators will hear the pros and cons of higher tobacco taxes for the second time this week at a public hearing scheduled for Friday in Salem over a proposal to empower local municipalities to raise local cigarette taxes. House Bill 2870 is a top priority for Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen, who mentioned it […]

The right way to tax tobacco

Written on October 6, 2012 at 10:39 am, by

THE ISSUE: Roll-your-own “clubs” make a mockery of everything from tax law to public health. THE STAKES: Will state government do the right thing? Here it comes, couched in an otherwise rather obtuse debate about state tax policy — one more misstatement from the people who profit from the deadly and addictive habit of cigarette […]