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[South Dakota] Record $26M spent on defeated tobacco tax measure in Montana

The $26.1 million campaign over whether to keep Montana’s Medicaid expansion program alive by hiking the state’s tobacco taxes was the most expensive ballot issue in Montana since at least 2002, and likely in state history, according to reports.
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Nov 28, 2018 19:01
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[South Dakota] Record $26M spent on defeated tobacco tax measure in Montana

the most expensive ballot issue in Montana since at least 2002, and likely in state history, according to reports. The hefty price tag was driven by one tobacco company that spent heavily in Montana and in South Dakota to successfully defeat tobacco tax
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 28, 2018 02:32
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[Montana] Tobacco Tax, New Mining Rules Fail at the Ballot Box

I-185, an initiative that would have raised tobacco taxes to fund Medicaid expansion, failed to pass on Nov. 6. That means Medicaid expansion will become one of the hottest topics... the tobacco industry funneled millions of dollars into a campaign again
Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, MT)
added Nov 15, 2018 14:04
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[Montana, South Dakota] Big Tobacco Puts Profits Before Kids in Defeating Ballot Initiatives to Raise Cigarette Taxes

by spending nearly $24 million to defeat ballot initiatives to raise cigarette taxes in Montana and South Dakota. That’s an obscene amount in two states with a combined population of less than two million people. Altria and Reynolds like to claim that th
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:33
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[Montana, South Dakota] Results of 2018 State and Local Tax Ballot Initiatives November 6, 2018

Montana Initiative 185 increases cigarette taxes by $2 a pack to cover Medicaid expansion and generate additional general fund revenue. 45.7% 54.3%/ South Dakota Initiated Measure 25 increases the cigarette tax from $1 to $2.53 per pack and raises the
Tax Foundation
added Nov 9, 2018 02:38
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[Montana] Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare won the midterms

The tax was voted down, putting Medicaid for 100,000 low-income Montanans in jeopardy, according to advocates. The fight against the tax was backed by Big Tobacco giant Altria.
Yahoo Finance (uk)
added Nov 8, 2018 19:12
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[Montana] Tobacco tax initiative appears headed for defeat

With 64 percent of the state's precincts fully reported by 11:30 a.m., support for the measure was trailing 46 percent to 54 percent, according to the Montana Secretary of State's website. The political fight over I-185 was one of the most expensive in
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Nov 7, 2018 19:27
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Montana Election Results

Ballot Measures / i-185 / No 230,628 53.6% / Yes 199,480 46.4 / 430,108 votes, 91% reporting (607 of 669 precincts)
New York Times
added Nov 7, 2018 19:25
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Montana's ballot initiatives on tobacco tax, mining probably won't be decided on Election Day

The political fight over the I-185 is one of the most expensive in Montana history with more than $20 million in campaign activity. Tobacco companies have spent millions opposing I-185.
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Nov 7, 2018 19:23
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Tobacco Tax Battle Could Torch Montana Medicaid Expansion

If ballot initiative I-185 passes Tuesday, it will mean an additional $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes and levy a tax on e-cigarettes, which are currently not taxed in Montana. The tobacco tax initiative has become the most expensive ballot measure race in
Kaiser Health News
added Nov 6, 2018 16:57
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