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Kansas Set to Slash E-Liquid Tax

When it adopted a 20-cent-per-milliliter tax in 2015, proponents of the vaping industry were outraged, saying it would force consumers to buy product online or across state borders and obliterate the vaping business in Kansas. As a result, lawmakers adop
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 11, 2017 00:00
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Kansas lawmakers consider hiking tobacco taxes in budget fix

legislators are considering whether to increase tobacco taxes as part of a broader package for fixing the state budget and raising new dollars for public schools. The Senate planned to debate a bill Tuesday that contains Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s pr
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 7, 2017 14:42
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Kansas, Kickapoo Tribe Reach New Cigarette Deal ($$)

The state of Kansas has sent the state Legislature a new cigarette tax deal with the Kickapoo tribe to improve accounting for cigarettes and tobacco products sold on tribal lands, the state’s governor and attorney general said in a statement on Thursday.
Law360
added Feb 24, 2017 23:16
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[Kansas] Tobacco-free parks on the docket

Members of Healthier Lyon County picked up cigarette butts at local parks. The group anticipated finding a number of littered items but were shocked by the large amount. The above bags are from (clockwise from left): Santa Fe, All Veterans, Jones and Pete
Emporia (KS) Gazette
added Feb 21, 2017 19:03
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[Kansas] Push begins to end smoking at Emporia playgrounds, parks, sports facilities

Healthier Lyon County is starting an education effort that could lead to a city ordinance eliminating tobacco products from playgrounds, parks as a whole or outdoor sports venues.
KVOE (Emporia, KS)
added Feb 17, 2017 04:28
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Kansas Still Wrangling Over How To Tax E-Cigarettes

The Kansas Department of Revenue wants legislators to clarify how to tax vaping products. A bill passed to close the 2015 session included a tax on e-cigarettes that has yet to be enforced.
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:46
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[Kansas] Topeka Housing Authority residents will be barred from smoking inside complexes

Nobisch said she is hopeful the rule will motivate her and her husband to quit smoking. As part of the new regulations, THA will provide resources to residents who want to curb the habit. “I tell myself I’ll cut it to three a day,” said Bob, who smokes
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Feb 15, 2017 01:14
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[Kansas] Tobacco Bond Plan Raises Questions Among Children’s Advocates

Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to securitize the state’s share of a settlement with major tobacco companies. Selling bonds backed by the tobacco money would mean that some or all of it would go to investors in exchange for a large upfront payment. Kansas
KMUW 89.1 Wichita (KS) Public Radio
added Feb 11, 2017 00:44
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Budget plan kicks the can

Brownback’s stopgap measures include liquidating a long-term investment fund and selling off the state’s future proceeds from its tobacco lawsuit settlement...Instead of solving the state’s fiscal problems, it pushes the problems to the future – where th
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Jan 15, 2017 18:45
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[Kansas] Why children’s advocates worry about future tobacco settlement payments

public entry into the Statehouse in Topeka is currently lined with posters touting the Children's Initiative Fund...the posters are there is to drum up opposition to Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to sell off the state's interest in future tobacco payments
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jan 15, 2017 17:14
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