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[New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Dakota] How much does Wisconsin collect from tobacco, alcohol and gas taxes?

Only three states draw a higher percentage of their tax revenue from the sale of tobacco products than Wisconsin, a new data set revealed. Wisconsin collected $645 million in taxes from tobacco sales in 2011, 4.21 percent of its $15 billion tax revenue
Wisconsin State Journal
added Jul 30, 2013 04:49
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[Rhode Island] City Defends Tobacco Coupon Ban Before First Circuit

A lawyer for Providence, R.I., urged a federal appeals court on Monday to reject a constitutional challenge ... "This case is about the tobacco industry's attempt to circumvent two local ordinances designed to keep tobacco out of the hands of children,"
Law.com
added Jul 30, 2013 03:12
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Rhode Island Governor Chafee Does the Right Thing by Vetoing Legislation to Exempt E-Cigarettes from Health Regulations

masquerading as an effort to prevent e-cigarette sales to kids, the vetoed bill did not provide for effective enforcement and would have exempted e-cigarettes from other public health regulations intended to reduce tobacco use.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 23, 2013 12:54
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[Rhode Island] Veto Sinks RI Ban On E-Cigarette Sales To Minors ($$)

The governor of Rhode Island on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, saying he opposed language in the legislation that would make the products exempt from laws that govern the sale of tobacco products.
Law360
added Jul 19, 2013 15:19
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOBACCO OUTLETS, INC., et al. v. CITY OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND: BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE - TOBACCO CONTROL LEGAL CONSORTIUM (PDF)

if this guarantee can be applied indiscriminately to the most mundane business conduct, it will cease to provide meaningful protection to genuine expression. “To say that the First Amendment protects the sale or dissemination of all objects … would entir
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Jun 8, 2013 18:58
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[Rhode Island] RI City Prods 1st Circ. To Back Tobacco Sales Restrictions ($$)

The city of Providence, R.I., pushed the First Circuit on Tuesday to affirm a decision upholding two tobacco sales and advertising ordinances under attack by Philip Morris USA Inc. and other tobacco companies, pointing to a Second Circuit decision backing
Law360
added Jun 1, 2013 12:59
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[Rhode Island] City to smokers: Don't park your butts

WOONSOCKET – The city would become the fourth community in the state to ban smoking in public parks and recreation areas under an ordinance up for consideration by the City Council on Monday. The measure would prohibit smoking at all athletic fields, pl
Woonsocket (RI) Call
added May 19, 2013 19:07
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[China, Rhode Island] Chinese National Sentenced to Federal Prison for Smuggling Counterfeit Tobacco Products into the U.S.

Lin Xiao Wei, 33, a Chinese national, was sentenced on Friday to 16 months in federal prison for importing counterfeit tobacco products into the United States from China, earmarked for Rhode Island. In February 2013, Wei admitted to the court that in Febr
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
added May 6, 2013 19:10
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[China, Rhode Island] Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Counterfeit Tobacco Products Into the U.S.

Lin Xiao Wei, 32, a Chinese national, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence today to importing counterfeit tobacco products into the United States from China, earmarked for Rhode Island. Wei admitted to the court that beginning in February 2
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
added May 6, 2013 19:08
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[Rhode Island] RI lawmaker tries again to cut cigarette taxes

a Rhode Island state lawmaker insists lowering the state’s tax on cigarettes would be good for the state’s economy. Rep. Robert Phillips says his legislation to cut the tax by a dollar a pack would encourage smokers to shop local instead of buying their
AP - Associated Press
added May 3, 2013 03:00
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