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[Missouri] Mo. higher ed board backs tobacco tax increase

Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education has endorsed a ballot initiative asking voters to raise tobacco taxes. The November ballot item would raise Missouri's cigarette tax to 90 cents a pack.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 7, 2012 12:13

[Missouri] City Exempts 7 Businesses From Indoor Smoking Law

Seven Springfield businesses have been granted exemptions to the Smokefree Air Act of 2011, city health officials announced Thursday. The exemptions came about after the City Council approved modifications to the indoor smoking law, to allow smoking at
KOLR-TV Channel 10 (Springfield, MO)
added Aug 16, 2012 20:21

Missouri Can Rise from the Ashes in November by Increasing Low Tobacco Tax

Voters will have a chance to keep kids from smoking, save lives
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 8, 2012 17:32

[Missouri] Analysis shows dip in bar sales

Two sides debate whether decline is linked to smoking ban
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Jun 1, 2012 12:55

[Missouri] EDITORIAL: Big money in judicial races corrupts courts: Our view

Republican State Leadership Committee dropped more than $260,000 into the election of a trial judge in Cole County, Mo...If the Republican challenger wins, he'll owe his election to...the parent of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and other major corporations that a
USA Today
added Nov 3, 2014 14:13

[Missouri] Lawmakers at odds over blame on tobacco settlement penalty

If Missouri loses its challenge to an arbitration decision that cost the state $70 million in payments from tobacco companies, expect the volume to increase on where to lay the blame. Attorney General Chris Koster in December quietly filed the challenge
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added Apr 21, 2014 17:42

[Missouri] Many restaurants thrive in smoke-free air

Supporters on both sides of the smoking ban have argued the financial impact it would have on businesses. Depending on which study you read, opinions vary. Steve and Michelle Margulies know that going smoke-free was the best decision they ever made.
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added Mar 30, 2014 19:42

EDITORIAL: Bill comes due on Missouri’s cigarette addiction

The legislators now appear ready to sacrifice a hefty amount of funding for schools, mental health and other state services so their friendly manufacturers can continue to sell cheap cigarettes... Attorney General Chris Koster has warned lawmakers for ye
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Mar 19, 2014 14:32

Analysis: Lack of action leads to loss of tobacco money for Missouri

the actions of Missouri officials a decade ago now are resulting in negative financial consequences for the state. ... As a consequence of the reduced tobacco revenue, Missouri lawmakers now are diverting more than $69 million from the state's general re
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 18, 2014 00:48

[Missouri] Proposal would let cities, counties set tobacco tax rates

Until 1993, local governments were free to set their own taxes on tobacco. But a health bill passed that year pre-empted the taxation power of municipalities while increasing the statewide tax on tobacco. Ketcher seeks to return things to the way they we
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Nov 20, 2013 06:29
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