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[Nebraska] Immunity From Prostitution Charges Advances; Supreme Court Declines Marijuana Lawsuit; Cigarette Taxes Come Up Short

the Revenue Committee has rejected a proposal by Sen. Mike Gloor to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50, from its current 64 cents a pack. Gloor had proposed splitting the estimated $120 million such an increase would raise, between causes including healt
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
added Mar 22, 2016 11:20

An attempt to more than double Nebraska's cigarette tax has stalled in a legislative committee

Members of the Revenue Committee rejected the proposal during an executive session, with two senators voting for it and six against it. The bill by Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island would have raised the tax from 64 cents to $2.14 per pack. The excise tax
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Mar 22, 2016 03:53

[Nebraska] City Council bans smoking at StarTran bus stops and shelters

There will be no more smoking at city bus stops or bus shelters decreed the Lincoln City Council in a surprising addition to a StarTran consultant’s report and route change proposals. The council vote unanimously to approve route changes intended to prov
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Mar 15, 2016 22:13

[Nebraska] City council approves tobacco-free policy for parks

The Columbus city councilman, who announced last week he is running for mayor, called Tuesday night’s vote on a resolution that designates certain public park areas as tobacco-free “a tough one.” Bulkley said he “totally agrees” with the idea — he doesn
Columbus (NE) Telegram
added Feb 18, 2016 23:46
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[Nebraska] HORN: Keep cigarettes off campus

A smoke-free campus policy would give non-smokers that breath of fresh air we need. And though it would also have the positive effect of helping current smokers quit, I’m not asking that UNL try to micromanage people’s health choices. That said, my eatin
Daily Nebraskan
added Feb 18, 2016 12:17

[Nebraska] Senator calls tobacco tax hike proposal a tax shift

State Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion criticized Legislative Bill 1013 for raising one tax to cut another one, calling the idea a tax shift. Another colleague questioned why smokers should pay so that all property taxpayers get a break. “We are putting a hug
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Feb 12, 2016 21:25

[Nebraska] Opponents urge lawmakers to snuff out tobacco tax increase

A legislative committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill by Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island that would bump Nebraska's cigarette tax from 64 cents to $2.14 per pack. It would generate an estimated $120 million in state revenue that would be directed pa
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 12, 2016 21:27
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[Nebraska] Organization works to reduce tobacco use in the Panhandle

Tobacco Free Nebraska (TFN) is dedicated to reducing tobacco use among young people, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and helping people quit. It is the state’s comprehensive tobacco prevention program that works to help people quit, eliminate e
Lexington (NE) Clipper Herald
added Feb 10, 2016 03:47
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[Nebraska] Proposed tobacco ban doesn't include fines for violators

A proposed policy asks smokers not to light up near playgrounds, athletic fields and other park areas in Columbus where children are present, but the resolution won’t be backed by any legal repercussions for those who violate the request.
Columbus (NE) Telegram
added Jan 27, 2016 00:00

Nebraska measure would allow underage tobacco stings

Nebraska could allow underage tobacco stings with buyers as young as 14 years old under a new bill in the Legislature. Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue introduced a measure Wednesday that would let youths between 14 and 18 years old work with police or priva
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 20, 2016 21:08
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