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VIDEO: Oklahoma lawmakers split on controversial cigarette tax to shrink budget shortfall

A controversial plan devised to shrink the state’s massive budget shortfall is now headed to the floor in both the House and the Senate. It’s the major hike on tax on cigarettes. Smokers are looking at paying an extra $1.50 for each pack of cigarettes.
KFOR-TV NewsChannel 4 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added May 18, 2016 20:02
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Critics Say Big Tobacco Tax Increase Would Burn Retailers, Oklahoma's Poorest Citizens

Convenience stores, such as Tulsa-based QuikTrip, and cigarette wholesalers are also lobbying the Legislature to reject the proposal. Rick Bahlinger, a sales manager for Standard Distributing Co., a Sapulpa-based convenience store supplier, said he and o
Lawton (OK) Constitution
added May 18, 2016 18:23
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[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax increase heads to House floor

House on Wednesday is expected to take up a cigarette tax increase to be used to shore up the state’s ailing Medicaid program. Two legislative panels on Tuesday approved the $1.50 a pack increase, House Bill 3210, which would bring the state tax to $2.53,
Tulsa (OK) World
added May 18, 2016 18:13
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Proposed cigarette tax increase for Oklahoma passes first major test

The state House of Representative Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget approved House Bill 3210 by a vote of 16-11. “This is a crucial step in reducing Oklahoma's leading cause of preventable death — smoking,” said Gov. Mary Fallin. “It is the s
The Oklahoman
added May 17, 2016 20:36
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Tobacco fund Money to Help Ease Oklahoma Physician Shortage

Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is announcing a six-year, $3.8 million grant to help address a shortage of physicians in the state. Trust officials announced Monday a partnership with the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science
AP - Associated Press
added May 17, 2016 20:19
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Proposed cigarette tax increase for Oklahoma passes first major test

A proposal to raise the tax on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack passed its first major test Monday in the Legislature. The state House of Representative Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget approved House Bill 3210 by a vote of 16-11.
The Oklahoman
added May 17, 2016 20:19
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Up In Smoke? Cigarette Tax Faces Lobbying Headwinds In Oklahoma

forces opposing the tax include tobacco companies, cigarette retailers and conservative anti-tax advocates in a state with one of the nation’s highest smoking rates. “There is no bigger lobby than the tobacco lobby,” said Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, who intr
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added May 16, 2016 19:50
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Cigarette tax hike set for Oklahoma House hearing

A plan to impose a new $1.50-per-pack tax on cigarettes to help prevent further cuts to Oklahoma's Medicaid program is scheduled for a key vote in an Oklahoma House committee. A House budget panel has scheduled a Monday afternoon hearing to consider the
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2016 19:47
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[Oklahoma] Exploding e-cigarette leaves teen with 3rd degree burns

The intense, burning reaction was the product of an e-cigarette in his pocket and coins he collected as change from a drink purchase on his way to work. When Dunn hit his thigh, he said the coins shifted in his pocket, coming into contact with the batte
AOL News
added May 16, 2016 09:00
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: Federal regulation of e-cigarettes makes sense, but should be firmer

But, in the end, e-cigarettes are a means of marketing an addictive drug, and it needs serious government regulation to protect the public.
Tulsa (OK) World
added May 12, 2016 15:55
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