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[Louisiana] Governor signs cigarette tax increase

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed the higher cigarette tax into law. The governor's office says Edwards signed Act 4 – HB 14 which levies an additional tax on cigarettes. The measure places an additional tax of 22¢ on each pack of 20 cigare
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Mar 15, 2016 23:01

[Louisiana] National Kick Butts Day Asks LA Teens To Share Quit Smoking Message

The Smoking Cessation Trust, in conjunction with Greater New Orleans Louisiana Healthy Community Coalition (GNOHCC) members, will be sharing its quit smoking message at a Kick Butts Awareness event on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Delgado Community Colleg
added Mar 10, 2016 15:05
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Legislative logjam freed; House OKs Louisiana cigarette tax hike

The impasse ended when a key Senate panel settled on its amount of budget cuts, and the House approved a 22-cent increase on cigarettes to $1.08 per pack.
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 4, 2016 17:57

[Louisiana] EDITORIAL: Save lives, raise cigarette tax by $1.25 — Our View

The Louisiana Legislature has a rare opportunity to reduce the current budget deficit while at the same time improving the health of Louisiana citizens. The trouble is, they are afraid to do it. Wait — the story gets better. Based on a poll of registere
Alexandria (LA) Town Talk
added Feb 29, 2016 01:19

[Louisiana] Attorney alleges he was part of a class-action suit and deserves compensation

Donald J. Bernard filed a lawsuit … against The Scott Litigation Group over claims that the defendant breached its contractual and fiduciary obligations to him....executed a promissory note in the sum of $100,000 in favor of the Castano group and the grou
The Louisiana Record
added Feb 24, 2016 09:44
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[Louisiana] Poll: Majority of voters support increase in cigarette tax

A new poll from Invest in a Healthy Louisiana and Public Opinion Strategies finds increasing the tobacco tax is favored by voters including smokers in all demographics. Pollster Glen Bolger says the survey finds out of 500 likely Louisiana voters many pe
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Feb 20, 2016 16:11

[Louisiana] Area medical executives back Smoke-free East Baton Rouge campaign

Support for the Smoke-free East Baton Rouge Campaign grew this week after the leaders of area hospitals and medical centers collectively affirmed their support for the movement. In a joint statement, the CEOs of Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary,
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Feb 19, 2016 17:36
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[Louisiana] VIDEO: Special Session, Day 3: Cigarette tax considered, Higher Ed cuts

In day 3 of the special session, lawmakers look at the cigarette tax bill to increase taxes on the purchase of cigarettes and cuts to higher education.
KNOE 8 News (Monroe, LA)
added Feb 18, 2016 23:43

[Louisiana] VIDEO: Gas station fights proposed cigarette tax increase

But a local gas station company is fighting back against the proposed cigarette tax hike by providing a phone number, and allowing customers to call their state representatives and voice their opinions. "Quit taxing me to death - you know you raise the
KPLC-TV Channel 7 - NBC (Lake Charles, LA)
added Feb 18, 2016 17:46

[Louisiana] AARP throws support behind Smoke-free East Baton Rouge movement

representatives of AARP, as well as local musicians Kenny Neal and Michael Foster, announced their support for the effort, which seeks to ban smoking in bars and casinos. The joint announcement came just 90 minutes after Lydia Kuykendal, a leader of Smok
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Feb 12, 2016 15:01
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