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Oklahoma court overturns $1.50 per pack cigarette fee

rejected the state's claim that the fee is intended to protect the public welfare by discouraging smoking. The court agreed that the fee violates a state constitutional prohibition against passing revenue-raising measures in the final five days of a legis
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 10, 2017 19:06
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Oklahoma Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Cigarette Fee, Motor Vehicle Sales Tax

One of the challenged bills, which creates a fee of $1.50 per pack on cigarettes, would generate an estimated $225 million in revenue for public health agencies like the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, the Department of Human Services, and the Department
KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:04
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Some Oklahoma High Court Justices Say Fees May Be Fine

The new cigarette fee was also passed in the final five days of the legislative session and without a supermajority of lawmakers, said former U.S. Attorney Robert McCampbell, who represents Phillip Morris USA Inc., R.J Reynolds Tobacco Co. and others in
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 9, 2017 15:07
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‘If it looks like a duck’: Oklahoma Supreme Court hears budget lawsuits

McCampbell is representing tobacco companies who challenged the constitutionality of SB 845, which implemented a $1.50-per-pack fee on the basis that it and a handful of minor statutory tweaks would reduce smoking in the state of Oklahoma.
NonDoc
added Aug 9, 2017 15:06
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Oklahoma Supreme Court hears arguments on cigarette fee legal challenge

is hearing oral arguments Tuesday morning on a legal challenge to Senate Bill 845 filed by cigarette companies and others. The measure was passed after failed attempts to impose a $1.50-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes in addition to the existing $1.0
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 8, 2017 20:05
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Sparks Continue to Fly in Oklahoma Cigarette Fee Debate

The drama surrounding Oklahoma’s cigarette fee has dragged on into summer. ... In response to the initial lawsuit, the Oklahoma solicitor general filed a brief in support of the cigarette fee, claiming the law primarily functions as a health initiative to
Tax Foundation
added Aug 4, 2017 20:59
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[Oklahoma] OSMA supports tobacco fee passed by legislatures

The Oklahoma State Medical Association, which is 4,000 doctors in the state, support the $1.50 tobacco fee. They're saying it's a public health benefit. The supreme court will hear from OSMA, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Ca
KOKH FOX25 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Jul 23, 2017 20:00
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Oklahoma State Medical Association files legal brief supporting cigarette fee

filed a legal brief with the state Supreme Court on Friday expressing support for the $1.50 per pack cigarette fee passed by the Oklahoma Legislature during the closing days of the last session. "The Oklahoma State Medical Association staunchly believes
The Oklahoman
added Jul 22, 2017 15:36
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[Oklahoma] MeddWatch- CCMH is a tobacco-free campus

Comanche County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco free campus. You might see signs like these posted all around the hospital... No smoking... That's because CCMH is a tobacco free campus. "It's really important that as a healthcare facility, that we put pe
KSWO-TV ( Lawton, OK)
added Jul 21, 2017 05:14
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[Oklahoma] Groups weigh in on cigarette 'fee' legal challenge

Cigarette companies and others have filed a legal challenge to the measure, Senate Bill 845, in the Oklahoma Supreme Court. ... The National Association of Manufacturers, the Texas-based McLane Company, the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the Campa
Tulsa (OK) World
added Jul 18, 2017 02:45
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