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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

[Missouri] Democrats Hit Roy Blunt for Helping a Tobacco Company

End Citizens United, a Democratic PAC, is launching its second ad ...attacks the Republican senator for “sneaking a provision to help a tobacco giant into a Homeland Security bill.” The narrator says that Blunt’s wife and son were lobbyists for the compa
Roll Call
added Oct 26, 2016 15:03

[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

[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

[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’s not surprising tobacco companies support both proposals, and publ
Bloomberg News
added Oct 24, 2016 16:12

[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

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

[Missouri] INITIATIVE PETITION: Constitutional Amendment 3 (PDF)

Section 54. The provisions of Sections 54 through 54(c) shall be known as the Early Childhood Health and Education Amendment. It shall be the public pol icv of this state to improve the health and education of children. from birth through age five. and t
Missouri Secretary of State
added Oct 20, 2016 14:13

[Missouri] INITIATIVE PETITION: Proposition A (PDF)

an additional tax shall be levied ugon the sale of cigarettes at an amount equal to six and one-half mills per cigarette on January 1, 2017, two and one-half mills per cigarette on January 1, 2019. and two and one-half mills per cigarette on January 1,
Missouri Secretary of State
added Oct 20, 2016 14:00

[Missouri] CAMPAIGN 2016: Rival tobacco tax initiatives to appear on same ballot

Constitutional Amendment 3 and Proposition A both would raise the state's cigarette tax, currently the lowest in the country. Ironically, both campaigns have been backed in part by tobacco companies. Amendment 3 proponents, the group Raise Your Hand for
KRCG-TV 13 (Jefferson City, MO)
added Oct 20, 2016 13:48
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