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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] 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] 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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[West Virginia] Tobacco tax advances unchanged

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 16:31
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[West Virginia] AUDIO: Tobacco tax debate, Liberty Caucus move highlight 3rd day of special session

The third day of the legislature’s special session on the budget was highlighted Wednesday by an emotional debate on the Senate floor and a behind-closed-doors meeting between some House Republicans and the Democrats. The state Senate will take a final v
West Virginia Metro News Network
added May 19, 2016 16:32
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[West Virginia] WV senators advance tobacco tax, but are skeptical of passage by House

senators advanced a bill to raise about $78 million a year in new tobacco taxes — but without an amendment Senate leaders said is needed to assure passage in the House of Delegates. After lengthy, heated debate, Senate Health and Human Resources Chairman
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added May 19, 2016 16:30
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