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[Minnesota] Tobacco tax cuts at heart of Legislature’s legal dispute

Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday singled out new tax breaks for cigarettes and premium cigars as “terrible public policy” that GOP leaders should agree to remove. Dayton signed those tax breaks into law after lawmakers wrapped up an overtime session settled an
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 10, 2017 16:19
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Things to Know About California's Tobacco Tax Dispute

California lawmakers ... remain at odds with Gov. Jerry Brown on a few key pieces including how to spend $1.2 billion in tobacco tax revenue.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 10, 2017 15:44
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[Oklahoma] Attorney General vows to defend state in tobacco lawsuit

Mike Hunter said he will defend the state after two major tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma challenging the constitutionality of a tobacco cessation fee. Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds filed suit with the Oklahoma Supreme Court over a
Red Dirt Report (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Jun 9, 2017 22:42
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[Oklahoma] Companies file lawsuit over new fee

Phillip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. along with two retailers, Hutches and Rogers Oil Company and wholesaler Stephenson Wholesale of Durant, among others filed the case on Wednesday. They allege the fee is unconstitutional because of when and
Woodward (OK) News
added Jun 9, 2017 22:39
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Tennessee Tobacco Mark-Up on Tap

The law, enacted in three phases, raises retailers’ minimum mark-up on cigarettes by 35 cents per pack in three stages over a two-year period, increasing the minimum markup from 8% to 15%. The last phase of singular tobacco policy known as the Unfair Cig
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 9, 2017 22:36
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Tobacco Companies Sue State Of Oklahoma Over Cigarette Fee

In the brief, plaintiffs argue the $1.50-per-pack cigarette fee, or the “Smoking Cessation Act,” “flagrantly violates” the Oklahoma constitution. The fee is scheduled to take effect in August, and would generate about $215 million per year for the state
KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Jun 9, 2017 14:56
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[Oklahoma] UPDATE: AG comments on tobacco lawsuit

“As outlined in Title 74, it is the duty and responsibility of the office of the attorney general to defend the state against lawsuits and other legal matters. Just as the office has handled lawsuits challenging legislation in the past, we will move forwa
Norman (OK) Transcript
added Jun 9, 2017 12:38
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Tobacco companies sue to block Oklahoma's new cigarette fee

If the Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down the fee, the result could be an instant multimillion-dollar hole in the state budget lawmakers adopted last month. In a brief filed Wednesday, R.J Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Phillip Morris USA argued that the fee
The Oklahoman
added Jun 9, 2017 12:36
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Oklahoma City Tobacco companies suing Oklahoma to block new cigarette fee

to block the new cigarette fee passed in Oklahoma. ...R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Phillip Morris USA argued the fee is unconstitutional....The State passed a bill to add a $1.50 fee to a pack of cigarettes as part of the budget deal.
KOCO-TV Ch. 5
added Jun 8, 2017 18:23
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[Switzerland] World Health Assembly Concludes with Focus on Means to Achieve Health-Related SDGs

The 70th World Health Assembly reached a close last week...measures include the possibility of tax increases on tobacco and alcoholic or sugary beverages, in order to limit exposure to factors that raise the risk of developing NCDs. The policy options als
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jun 8, 2017 16:21
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