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[Kansas] E-cigarette retailers battle lawmakers on new tax

A group representing electronic cigarette retailers in Kansas is fighting to prevent the state from enforcing a new tax on vaping fluid. A lobbyist for the Kansas Vapers Association argued during a legislative committee meeting Tuesday that the bill impo
Manhattan (KS) Mercury
added Jan 6, 2017 01:45
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Hard times for Kansas and its schools as economic 'experiment' creates gaping budget hole

After five years of an economic crusade that has left its originator, Brownback, as the least popular governor in the nation, Kansas has been forced to use the settlement from a national tobacco lawsuit to cover the hole in its general fund budget — money
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 21, 2016 21:18
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[Kansas] Brownback raised tobacco bond idea with GOP leaders in early March after revenue collapse

Gov. Sam Brownback met with House and Senate leaders one day after February tax revenue fell $53 million below expectations to discuss leveraging the state’s share of tobacco litigation settlement funds to supplement the beleaguered state treasury, sourc
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Mar 13, 2016 11:32
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Kansas Cigarette Sales Up After Tax Increase But Further Hike Unlikely

Last year’s temporary budget fix raised the cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack. That was only one-third what Brownback had requested, but even that level of increase was a source of considerable angst for legislators. Brownback said in October that he p
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Dec 9, 2015 20:10
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[Kansas, Missouri] VIDEO: KC, KCK pass ordinances raising age to buy tobacco products to 21

three ordinances. The first, with a vote of 11-1, raised the legal age to 21. The second ordinance, which defines that vapor products fall under tobacco product laws, passed with all 12 votes. The third, with a vote of 11-1, prohibits the use of vapor pr
KMOV-TV (St. Louis, MO)
added Nov 20, 2015 17:58
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[Kansas, Missouri] A cloud of questions linger over electronic cigarettes and vaping

Moll’s argument against Tobacco 21|KC’s actions targeting vaping goes into more novel and controversial territory: electronic cigarettes are proven to be a less harmful alternative to smoking, and minors have been proven to be effective at consuming subs
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Nov 20, 2015 17:58
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[Kansas, Missouri] As the vaping culture takes hold, many turn from smoking and many critics worry

Vaping has gone mainstream in the last couple of years here and elsewhere, spawning a more than $3 billion-a-year industry in the United States. Two-thirds of sales are online, but increasingly there are brick-and-mortar stores like the dozens of outlets
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jun 9, 2015 08:04
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EDITORIAL: Pass Gov. Sam Brownback's cigarette tax increase for a healthier Kansas

Brownback’s plan is reasonable. Higher tobacco taxes would have several benefits. Most importantly, they would provide a way to improve the health of thousands of Kansans. New taxes would make smoking more costly, force some adults to stop the habit and
Kansas City (MO) Star
added May 4, 2015 18:45
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Kansas gets $62.4M as annual share of tobacco suit settlement

Advocacy group questions A.G.'s grip on revised tobacco settlement information
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Apr 28, 2015 19:32
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[Kansas] Brownback 'not too excited' about tobacco tax but wants it to pass

This year, with the state facing a budget crisis after slashing income tax rates, Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration introduced an identical tobacco tax as part of a package to plug the projected $700 million deficit. To sell the plan to legislators, th
Salina (KS) Post
added Apr 6, 2015 14:50
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