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Industry groups spending millions fighting Montana measures

One ballot initiative would raise taxes on cigarettes and snuff for the first time since 2005, and tax vaping products for the first time ever. One tobacco giant in particular, Altria, is spending millions of dollars to flood the state’s airwaves with ad
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 5, 2018 20:09
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[Montana, South Dakota] Two States Face Big Tobacco Tax Increases

On Nov. 6, Election Day, a question will appear on the Montana and South Dakota ballots asking voters to vote in favor of or against large cigarette and tobacco tax increases. Retailers with stores in either state should join the effort to defeat these ta
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Oct 9, 2018 19:23
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Big Tobacco throws another $3.5 million in against Montana tobacco tax increase

No other ballot initiative in Montana history has been as well-financed as the opposition to Ballot Initiative 185. Altria Client Services, which represents Philip Morris USA, loaned Montanans Against Tax Hikes $3.5 million in August to help efforts to
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 3, 2018 07:44
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ILJAZI: Montana voters should reject new tobacco taxes

Montana doesn’t need another tax increase to solve their budget woes, they’ve increased healthcare spending year after year. Tax increases will likely beget more tax increases, which will drive businesses away and harm consumers. Montana should be lookin
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Sep 30, 2018 09:51
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[Montana] Helena commission considers more restrictions on smoking, vaping

While Montana law already prohibits those under age 18 from purchasing tobacco products, one of the proposals aims to make it harder for minors to obtain them. The proposal would ban self-service displays for tobacco products everywhere except businesses
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 3, 2018 07:29
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In These Red States, the Health of More Than 450,000 People Is on the Ballot / The Koch brothers and Big Tobacco are fighting initiatives to expand Medicaid in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, and Utah.

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group funded by the Koch brothers and which poured millions into persuading Republican legislatures to reject Medicaid expansion, are fighting the measures, but so far the group’s opposition has amounted mostly t
The Nation
added Sep 28, 2018 20:12
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World's biggest tobacco companies aim to kill Montana healthcare initiative

Industry heavyweights fiercely oppose proposed $2 tax hike on packs of cigarettes to be used to fund Medicaid in the state
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 15, 2018 21:00
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The Health 202: Montana is voting on whether the tobacco industry should pay for Medicaid expansion

The tobacco industry has spent more than $9 million to date to persuade Montana voters to vote "no" on a ballot initiative to make Medicaid expansion permanent in the state, according to state campaign finance filings. The reason that tobacco companies
Washington Post
added Sep 12, 2018 13:59
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Tobacco companies opposing ballot initiative violated finance laws, Montana regulator says

wrote in a decision last week that Altria Client Services and RAI Services Company registered as incidental political committees two days late in June. They also failed to report the travel expenses of a representative who appeared before the Montana Cham
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Sep 11, 2018 22:21
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Tobacco-funded group starts Montana anti-initiative ad blitz

A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana’s Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and taxing vaping products for the first
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 27, 2018 05:47
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