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[Missouri] 'Tobacco 21' burns out in committee

The Public Safety Committee in Jefferson City discussed a controversial measure Thursday that would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21... When the time came for a motion to be made, the room fell silent, essentially killin
KMIZ TV Channel 17 (Columbia, MO)
added Jul 29, 2016 00:22
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[Missouri] Petition for cigarette tax hike contained forged signatures, Greene County clerk says

his office found forged signatures on a petition aiming to put a cigarette tax hike on the November ballot... The petition in question is supported by Raise Your Hands For Kids, a group that wants to phase in a 60-cent-a-pack cigarette tax increase, prima
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Jul 28, 2016 17:33
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[Missouri] Problems Arise For Cigarette Tax Increase

There are problems for the ballot initiative supported by Raise Your Hands For Kids to raise the state's cigarette tax by $.60 per pack. The Greene County Clerk is asking the county prosecutor to look into the possibility of filing charges because sig
KTTS 94.7 FM (Springfield, MO)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:08
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[Missouri] New lawsuits aim to throw out proposed tobacco tax hike

Opponents of an effort to raise the state’s tobacco tax aren’t giving up the fight anytime soon, filing two new lawsuits Monday that argue signatures collected to put the initiative on the ballot in November are invalid. One of the plaintiffs, Springfiel
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jul 27, 2016 03:18
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[Missouri] Tobacco tax campaign makes pitch to youth health advocates

Organizers of a ballot initiative to increase Missouri’s tobacco tax tabbed the increase at 60 cents because polling showed a $1 increase, which studies have shown prompt people to quit smoking, would not pass, a spokesman for the tax campaign told the Yo
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added Jul 23, 2016 00:29
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[Missouri] Kander will OK tobacco tax for vote if signatures verified

Secretary of State Jason Kander said Monday that a court-ordered change to the ballot summary of a proposed cigarette tax increase is not enough to disqualify it from going before voters if it has sufficient petition signatures. The announcement marked at
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 19, 2016 18:59
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[Missouri] Cigar retailer: New FDA rules are 'nuclear bomb' for industry

"The FDA just dropped a nuclear bomb on the cigar industry," said Kendall Culbertson, the owner and manufacturer of The Outlaw Cigar in Overland Park. He said the rules will slash his current products by 75 percent and prevent new ones from coming to ma
KMBC-Ch. 9 (Kansas City, MO)
added Jul 18, 2016 19:43
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[Missouri] Kander deciding what to do on tobacco tax after court ruling

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander isn't saying yet how he will handle a ballot proposal seeking to raise the cigarette tax in light of recent court rulings. The state Supreme Court recently turned down an appeal of a ruling ordering a change to the
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 15, 2016 21:31
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Missouri Supreme Court declines to hear tobacco-tax case, leaving ballot measure in limbo

The court's decision could kill off the initiative-petition effort... It leaves in place an appeals court decision to rewrite the ballot summary for the initiative-petition proposal by a group called Raise Your Hand for Kids.
90.7 KWMU-FM (St. Louis, MO)
added Jul 14, 2016 13:29
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A cloud of uncertainty is hanging over a proposed cigarette tax hike after a Missouri appeals court panel changed the wording that voters would see on the November ballot

A spokeswoman for the Missouri secretary of state's office, which prepared the original summary, and an attorney for the group sponsoring the initiative both said Monday that they plan to appeal the ruling. At issue is a proposed constitutional amendmen
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 13, 2016 20:17
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