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Missouri House budget chair: lawmakers to appropriate tobacco tax revenue if amendment passes

As to whether or not lawmakers will withhold the money brought in by Amendment 3 if it passes, Jane Dueker, the attorney representing its backers, said she was hopeful the legislature wouldn’t block proposals and let the money sit in a fund. If they tri
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Oct 29, 2016 15:43
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Poll shows Missouri voters not fired up about raising nation's lowest cigarette tax

Missouri voters appear poised to snuff out two proposed tobacco tax increases on this year’s general election ballot, according to a new Post-Dispatch poll. In a telephone survey of 625 voters conducted Monday through Wednesday, the two ballot initiative
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Oct 29, 2016 14:55
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[Missouri] TWIST: Tobacco Companies Support MO Cigarette Tax Increase, American Cancer Society Opposes It

Tobacco companies have funneled more than $18 million into dueling campaigns to raise Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax. And most of the money pouring into the state isn’t being spent to kill the proposed tax increases. Rather, in a twist for
LakeExpo.com (Osage Beach, MO)
added Oct 31, 2016 18:03
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[Missouri] KC Chamber comes out against cigarette tax

“This proposal, crafted and financed by large tobacco companies, is problematic in the following ways: “The proposed tobacco tax is insufficient to effectively cut the rate of smoking, adds provisions such as a ban on stem cell research as well as resea
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Oct 26, 2016 15:10
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[Missouri] McSHANE: A cigarette tax that stinks

We have a cigarette tax campaign that is funded by big tobacco companies and opposed by the American Cancer Society...What’s worse, a lot of those people are addicted to cigarettes, and we are preying on that addiction to fund something that we want.
American Enterprise Institute
added Oct 26, 2016 13:29
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[Missouri] Battle over raising the cigarette tax in Amendment 3

Dueker predicts approval of the measure will stop manufacturers from "dumping" cheap cigarettes in Missouri... the opposition comes because Amendment 3 is being funded by big tobacco. Her concern is that the constitutional amendment "stigmatizes medical r
WB11 - KPLR TV (St. Louis, MO)
added Oct 26, 2016 03:06
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[California, Colorado, Missouri, North Dakota] Editorial Board: Tobacco Taxes Work, But Only If They’re High

When smoking costs more, more people quit. That’s why higher cigarette taxes are almost always good policy, for smokers and the public health, too...Missouri’s two proposals are not....it’s not surprising tobacco companies support both proposals, and publ
Bloomberg News
added Oct 24, 2016 16:12
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[Illinois] Man admits buying cigarettes in Missouri to sell in Chicago

A citizen of Ukraine who lived in Chicago admitted that he transported thousands of cartons of cigarettes from northwest Missouri to Chicago to avoid paying excise taxes. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Yevhen Sychikov pleaded guilty Thursday to inte
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 22, 2016 20:27
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Dueling Missouri tobacco tax initiatives causing confusion

voters are facing the confusing prospect of two separate proposals... "Whether the two tobacco tax propositions are actually in conflict, however, is a question that would likely be addressed by the courts after the election, if both measures pass," Gonde
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 22, 2016 15:56
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[Illinois, Missouri] Ukrainian National Pleads Guilty to Contraband Cigarettes

announced that a Ukrainian national pleaded guilty in federal court today to transporting thousands of cartons of cigarettes from Missouri to Chicago, Ill., in order to avoid paying nearly $160,000 in excise taxes.
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Oct 27, 2016 00:59
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