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[Pennsylvania] VIDEO: Cigarette Tax for Philly Schools Now in Effect

After months of legislative squabbling, a cigarette tax designed to provide crucial revenue for the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District goes into effect Wednesday. Earlier in September the state Senate voted 39-11 to join the House in
NBC Philadelphia (NBC Local Media)
added Oct 1, 2014 14:52

[Pennsylvania] As Philly preps new cigarette tax, old tobacco revenues drop

Does that tell us anything about whether the city is likely to raise the $90 million it hopes to raise from the smokers' tax in the next year? "It raises a red flag," Butkovitz told me. "We don’t know if people have changed their chewing habit, or if it’
Philly blogs
added Oct 1, 2014 06:01

[Pennsylvania] DN Editorial: Nicotine patch

The simple part is that the district needs more money to provide a sound education for its students. The complex part is getting the state to fulfill its central role in funding public education.
Philadelphia (PA) Daily News
added Sep 30, 2014 05:19

[Georgia, Pennsylvania] Editorial: It's time to ban smoking on campus

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the University of Georgia will start enforcing a campus-wide tobacco ban, joining a growing trend in higher education. ...universities are justified in banning cigarette smoking on campus grounds. Pitt should, too.
Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh)
added Sep 30, 2014 04:42

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Burning questions

Some legislators reportedly objected to the cigarette tax on the grounds that it would not help schools outside Philadelphia. Putting aside the state's unique responsibility for a district that it does in fact run, it's a valid issue. But rather than ref
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Sep 27, 2014 14:46

Pennsylvania Senate OKs medical marijuana bill

overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to legalize several forms of medical marijuana, although the legislative session is growing short... A handful of drug delivery methods that do not involve smoking it would be permitted under the bill, including
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 26, 2014 13:12

[Pennsylvania] $2-per-pack cigarette tax for schools is finally approved

The Pennsylvania Senate this afternoon approved, 39-11, a long-debated $2-per-pack cigarette tax for Philadelphia to help close the School District's budget gap. Gov. Corbett promptly announced that he would sign the bill. Signing will take place at 11:3
Philadelphia Public School Notebook
added Sep 24, 2014 18:24

[Pennsylvania] Corbett signs Philadelphia cigarette tax legislation, calling it a step toward firmer funding for schools

Gov. Tom Corbett signed a law on Wednesday imposing a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes and little cigars sold in Philadelphia to help fund the city's cash-strapped schools. This new levy, which takes effect Oct. 1, is anticipated will generate $70 million
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Sep 24, 2014 18:09

[Pennsylvania] Pa. House passes cigarette tax, next up is Senate

The bill - which passed without debate largely along party lines, 114-84 - next goes to the Senate, which could take a final vote as early as Wednesday. Philadelphia lawmakers applauded the bill's passage as a way to generate funds to address an $80 mil
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Sep 23, 2014 19:10

[Pennsylvania] House passes new cigarette tax option for Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 114-84 Monday to grant the Philadelphia officials the option to impose a local, $2-per-pack cigarette tax to help fund cash-strapped city schools. The tax bill now moves to the state Senate, which could vo
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Sep 23, 2014 14:36
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