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[Missouri] Taxpayers Foil State Revenue Schemes: Penny/Oz. Soda Tax, 500% Tobacco Tax Hike - And More

According to a recent NTU study, 41 of 59 state tobacco tax hikes from 2001-2006 were followed by additional tax hikes within 2 years. Had Proposition B passed, Missourians would have been forced to make up the difference in the all but certain revenue s
added Nov 16, 2012 17:29

[Missouri] Tobacco Tax Critics Warn That Prop B Will Shrink City Coffers. But Mayors Ain't Scared!

Mayor Francis Slay of St. Louis and Mayor Sly James of Kansas City support tell us they support Prop B Critics of Proposition B -- which would jack up the state tax on cigarettes from 17 cents to 90 cents per pack -- are warning St. Louis and Kansas Cit
Saint Louis (MO) Riverfront Times blogs
added Nov 4, 2012 14:08

Poll suggests voters likely to raise Missouri cigarette taxes

The plan to raise Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax from 17 cents per pack to 90 cents per pack was supported by 52 percent, versus 40 percent opposed and 8 percent undecided.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Oct 29, 2012 12:46

[Missouri] Proposed cigarette tax ignites debate

Missourians have historically declined to raise cigarette taxes and if they still think like State Rep. Barney Fisher, Sen. David Pearce and Rep.-elect Randy Pike, Proposition B, a statewide ballot initiative to bump that levy by a gargantuan 73 cents a
Nevada (MO) Herald & Mail
added Oct 12, 2012 10:40

[Missouri] Lawmaker, lobbyist debate tobacco tax measure

A lobbyist and a lawmaker spent an hour yesterday trying to convince University of Missouri students how to vote on the upcoming tobacco tax increase.
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added Oct 6, 2012 06:04

[Missouri] Bootleg cigarette case has ties to Kansas City area

In a case that started in the aisles of a Kansas City convenience store, federal authorities say they have uncovered a nationwide conspiracy to illegally traffic tens of millions of dollars worth of cigarettes. Several area residents allegedly were at t
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Sep 24, 2012 12:11

Missouri gubernatorial candidates do not support tobacco tax

Speaking Friday at a debate, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says a tax increase is not the proper way to fund higher education but that voters should get to decide on the tobacco measure. Republican challenger Dave Spence says he does not support any tax incr
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 21, 2012 17:15

[Missouri] First suspects in cigarette smuggling ring appear in federal court

ST. LOUIS - The first of 35 defendants in a contraband cigarette ring stretching from Missouri to the east coast appeared in federal court Tuesday. The defendants are appearing in three groups over the next three days. Prosecutors claim they acted as cou
KTVI myfox St. Louis (MO)
added Jun 21, 2017 20:06

[Missouri] Defying Smoking Ban, Lindner's Pub Owner Vows to Let Patrons Puff Away

But then came the smoking ban. It went into effect as 2016 dawned, and after a few months' grace period, the city began enforcing it. That ban, Lindner says, is killing his business..."It's a $100 fine for allowing smoking. Well, that's a $100 tax write
St. Louis (MO) Riverfront Times
added Feb 16, 2017 20:48

[Missouri] Kansas tax hike on tobacco would triple smuggling rates, researchers project

Brownback’s request for a $1.50-a-pack tax increase, according to data released Monday by a Michigan research group. The tax increase would raise the smuggling rate in Kansas from about 15 percent of cigarettes consumed to 46.5 percent, says the estimate
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Feb 10, 2015 08:01
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