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[Missouri] Gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster right about $50 million on the line with tobacco loophole

In his tweet, Koster called upon the legislature to #FixTheLoophole, which he says will save Missourians $50 million. The so-called tobacco loophole is money the state hopes to get from five big tobacco companies if it takes a tougher line with smaller
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Apr 9, 2017 19:52

Women allegedly bought up cigarettes in low-tax Missouri to sell in high-tax New York

Back in the motel room, police didn’t recover the alleged pot, but they found a different kind of smoking material: about 160 cartons of cigarettes. The women admitted they had driven around the St. Louis area in a rented car buying them up, with plans
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Mar 24, 2017 20:30

[Missouri] Capital City could raise minimum age for tobacco sales

A bill to set the minimum age for the sale of tobacco in the city to 21 instead of 18 was introduced at Monday night's Jefferson City Council meeting. The bill does not prohibit the possession of tobacco and related products by those 18 and older.
Fulton (MO) Sun
added Mar 7, 2017 14:41

[Missouri] VIDEO: Smoking with Kids in the Car May Become Illegal in Oklahoma

Legislation would make it illegal for the driver or a passenger in a motor vehicle to smoke cigarettes, pipes or cigars 'if a child is also present' in the vehicle. The fine for violating the proposal would be $20, equivalent to the penalty for a seat-b
KOLR-TV Channel 10 (Springfield, MO)
added Feb 26, 2017 19:39

Tobacco money will help avoid cuts of in-home care, school busing, Missouri governor says

the Republican chief executive said a recent Missouri Supreme Court decision that will mean an estimated $50 million in additional revenue will be used to stave off planned reductions to a program serving 15,000 elderly and disabled people who receive in-
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Feb 24, 2017 17:42

[New York] 3 are charged for bootleg cigarette ring in eastern Missouri

Police believe the trio purchased thousands of dollars in cigarettes using fraudulent credit cards at convenience stores in Washington, Union, Cape Girardeau,... A representative of the Fas-Trip convenience store chain said this kind of crime hurts local
KYTV KY3 (Springfield, MO)
added Feb 21, 2017 01:56

[Missouri] SEMO campus to be tobacco-free starting in the fall semester

Southeast Missouri State University is about to become completely tobacco-free. The university announced Friday that regents have approved a plan making all university properties, facilities and vehicles smoke- and tobacco-free starting with the fall sem
KOMU (Columbia, MO)
added Feb 18, 2017 01:00

[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

Ruling will restore Missouri tobacco settlement money

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled the state can recoup around $50 million in lost tobacco settlement money... Missouri lost millions of dollars after an arbitration panel decided the state in 2003 didn't properly enforce part of the settlement requirin
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 16, 2017 00:54

[Missouri] Kansas Senate panel rejects Gov. Brownback tax plan but gives OK to Democrats’ proposal

Brownback’s plan, which he proposed to lawmakers last month, would have increased taxes on alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco products.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Feb 15, 2017 01:15
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