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[West Virginia] Business owners fired up over proposed smoking regulations

Business owners who feel their livelihoods would suffer should the Fayette County Board of Health pass stronger smoking regulations got fired up during a meeting Thursday at the health department in Fayetteville...would prohibit smoking inside hotels, pri
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added May 27, 2016 18:52
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[West Virginia] Budget bill moves in Senate

SB 1001 partially addresses a $271 million budget shortfall by increasing per-pack tax on cigarettes, the tax on smokeless tobacco and a new tax on e-cigarette fluids, projected to raise $78 million.
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added May 25, 2016 15:01
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[West Virginia] At the Capitol: Special session but no budget

Controversy over the bill heightened on Wednesday, when Senate Health and Human Resources Chairman Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, tried to amend the bill to exempt smokeless tobacco products from the tax increase, a proposal that drew loud objections.
Clarksburg (WV) Exponent Telegram
added May 21, 2016 14:01
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[West Virginia] Tobacco tax hike narrowly passes WV Senate

Chances for passage of a 45-cent-per-pack cigarette tax during the special session took a hit Thursday when the bill (SB 1005) barely survived a 17-16 passage vote in the Senate — and only because staunch anti-tax Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, left the c
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added May 20, 2016 18:34
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[West Virginia] VIDEO: Tobacco tax increase bill narrowly passes W.Va. Senate

The tax on a pack of cigarettes would increase by 45 cents, from 55 cents per pack to a dollar per pack. The tax increase is expected to raise $70 million per year. $43 million of that would go toward the Public Insurance Agency (PEIA).
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 (Huntington, WV)
added May 20, 2016 18:34
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West Virginia Senate OKs tobacco tax hike; fate uncertain

West Virginia senators on Thursday narrowly kept alive the last tax hike that appears to stand any chance in the GOP-led Legislature: higher taxes on cigarettes, other tobacco products and e-cigarettes.
AP - Associated Press
added May 20, 2016 18:34
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[West Virginia] House next to deal with tobacco tax bill

The House of Delegates has decided not to send the tobacco tax increase bill to its finance committee for discussion before dealing with it on the floor. The House leadership followed through with comments made earlier this week on MetroNews “Talkline” b
West Virginia Metro News Network
added May 20, 2016 18:34
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[West Virginia] Daily Mail editorial: Now is the time for a budget compromise

The state Senate on Thursday passed legislation to increase the tax on cigarettes by 45-cents a pack, increasing the tax on smokeless tobacco from seven percent to 12 percent, and the first-ever tax on e-cigarette liquids.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added May 20, 2016 16:30
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[West Virginia] Senate approves tobacco tax increase 17-16; bill heads to House

The vote was 17-16 with 16 Republicans voting for the increase and all Democrats, with the exception of Sen. Corey Palumbo (D-Kanawha), voting against it. Sen. Kent Leonhardt (R-Monongalia) was the only GOP member to vote against the bill. Sen. Robert Ka
West Virginia Metro News Network
added May 20, 2016 01:37
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[West Virginia] Tobacco tax advances in Senate after emotional debate

After an angst-filled debate that featured the Senate Health Committee chair's declaration that a hike in tobacco taxes would not curb smoking and a second plea for a $1 increase from Democrats, the upper chamber moved forward with an unchanged bill Senat
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added May 19, 2016 22:22
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