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Missouri tobacco tax hike campaigns face court battles, ethics complaints

A ruling by a Cole County judge has put the fate of a proposed ballot measure raising Missouri’s tobacco tax in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the idea’s main opponent faces allegations that it violated state campaign finance law.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added May 22, 2016 19:45

Judge's ruling may keep larger cigarette tax initiative off Missouri ballots

One of two ballot initiatives that would increase Missouri’s cigarette tax may be in trouble. A Cole County judge has said the fiscal note on a 60-cent-a-pack proposal overestimates the revenue that would be raised. He has directed the auditor to review
90.7 KWMU-FM (St. Louis, MO)
added May 22, 2016 19:45

Judge strikes blow to effort to hike Missouri's cigarette tax for childhood programs

a judge ruled its financial estimate is insufficient and unfair. The ruling Thursday by Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green directs the state auditor to come up with a new estimate. It also effectively invalidates all the petitions submitted to the secr
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added May 21, 2016 20:26

Judge strikes blow to Missouri cigarette tax initiative

An initiative proposing to raise Missouri's cigarette tax to benefit early childhood programs is in jeopardy of not making the November ballot after a judge ruled its financial estimate is insufficient and unfair... Raise Your Hand for Kids, the group s
KSL Channel 5 (Salt Lake City, UT)
added May 21, 2016 00:22

VIDEO: Group submits proposal to raise Missouri's cigarette tax

A group called Raise Your Hand for Kids has collected over 320,000 signatures on the petition, which was submitted to the Missouri Secretary of State last weekend. The measure proposes to raise Missouri's tobacco tax and use the majority of the revenue
KYTV KY3 (Springfield, MO)
added May 12, 2016 20:01

[Missouri] Editorial: Revoke St. Louis County smoking-ban exemptions

after winning voter approval by a nearly 2-to-1 ratio, the county’s “Indoor Clean Air Code” took effect. And so, too, began the exemptions....Protecting public health is a legitimate government concern that outweighs the nanny-state complaints of smoking
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added May 11, 2016 23:15

[Missouri] Local man injured by electronic cigarette battery explosion

James Horn was working at Olive Garden in the back of the restaurant Saturday afternoon when a electronic-cigarette battery caught fire, and ultimately exploded in his pocket. “My pocket started getting real hot, and then all of a sudden it started maki
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added May 11, 2016 20:28
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[Missouri] St. Louis County drawing fire as indoor tobacco ban extension continues to go up in smoke

Anti-tobacco activists, their patience tested by a three-year wait, are calling on the council to act. The time has come, they say, for an amendment to the smoking ban that will bring the county into conformance with St. Louis. Indoor use of tobacco is
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added May 11, 2016 13:10

UPDATE: Proposed Missouri Tobacco Tax Increase On November Ballot

The Missouri Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (MPCA) turned in petitions with signatures of thousands of Missouri voters to the Secretary of State's office today, ensuring a place on the the November ballot for the proposed tobacco tax
KTTS 94.7 FM (Springfield, MO)
added May 9, 2016 22:26

Group submits push to raise Missouri cigarette taxes

Proponents of raising Missouri's lowest-in-the-nation cigarette taxes submitted petitions Saturday in hopes of getting the constitutional amendment on the November ballot, saying the revenue would help fund early childhood education and health care causes
AP - Associated Press
added May 8, 2016 17:54
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