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[California] Tobacco Companies Persist with Outrageous Claims about Prop 56

California doctors and other medical professionals are denouncing a new lie-filled, tobacco industry-funded ad that continues to propagate dishonest claims that have been extensively and independently discredited. The tobacco-bankrolled campaign against
Yes on
added Oct 7, 2016 01:25
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[California] Election 2016 FAQ: Proposition 56, Tobacco Tax Increase

The Basics In 2012, a state proposition to raise the California tobacco tax rate failed by one-half of 1 percent of the vote. Now, health advocates are trying again with Proposition 56.
Capital Public Radio (Sacramento, CA)
added Oct 7, 2016 00:51

[California] EDITORIAL: From the Publisher: Ballot Propositions Endorsements: Proposition 56: Vote yes

Cigarette tax to fund healthcare, research and law enforcement — Essentially to cover the cost the public bears flowing from tobacco use in our state, which amounts to roughly $3.5 billion per year. Major opposition is the big tobacco companies — Phillip
Malibu (CA) Times
added Oct 7, 2016 00:46

[California] MOORE: Prop. 56 is another tax hike for special interests

Taxes will go up, but a smaller share of state revenue will go to schools. Brilliant. And in direct defiance of California voters’ desire that increases in state revenues include a significant share going to schools.
Bakersfield (CA) Californian
added Oct 7, 2016 00:44
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[California] HARKEY: Special interests would be winners with Prop. 56

The special interests who spent millions to get the initiative on the ballot want us to think it’s all about helping people stop smoking, but the fact is the vast majority of the money from the new tax will go straight into the coffers of those special in
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Oct 7, 2016 00:42

[California] EDITORIAL: Proposition 56 will protect children and save lives

This initiative protects our interests by prohibiting bureaucrats and politicians from using the funds raised through this tobacco tax for any purposes other than those explicitly laid out in the proposition. It strictly limits administrative spending to
Fontana (CA) Herald News
added Oct 7, 2016 00:37
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[California] GIWARGIS: Ad against Prop. 56 claiming it ‘cheats’ schools is deceptive

IS IT TRUE? The ad is shamelessly deceptive. Of the up to $1.4 billion the tobacco tax is expected to generate in its first year, roughly $20 million is pegged for “school programs” to prevent and reduce the use of tobacco by young people, according to t
Los Angeles Daily News
added Oct 7, 2016 00:35

PROP 56: Should California raise the tobacco tax by $2?

It may not make current smokers stop smoking, says Assembly member David Chiu, but “it will convince a lot of young people today, tomorrow, years from now to not smoke. And we do hope on the margins that there are some folks who will decide not to smoke
KALW (San Francisco, CA)
added Oct 7, 2016 00:34
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[California] WADE: Opponents offer smokescreen arguments against Proposition 56

Their disingenuous arguments against Proposition 56, like it deprives schools of revenue, is another smokescreen from companies with a history of misleading the public. The measure takes no money from education. Their rationale is that since Proposition
Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic
added Oct 7, 2016 00:32

[California] EDITORIAL: Yes on Proposition 52

Even with the fee program, hospitals in the state say they’re still losing a combined $5 billion a year treating Medi-Cal patients. Prop. 52 helps California collect available federal funds to help pay for a safety-net program that now serves one-third o
Orange County (CA) Register
added Oct 7, 2016 00:23
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