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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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[West Virginia] House may have votes to pass tobacco tax hikes; Cole, Armstead request additions to Special Session call

A tobacco tax increase bill proposed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to generate anywhere from $71 million to $76 million in new revenues will be taken up directly on the floor of the House of Delegates after it comes out of the Senate. Senate passage was
West Virginia Metro News Network
added May 18, 2016 23:05
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[West Virginia] With Controversial Exemption Withdrawn, Tobacco Tax Hike Set for Thursday Senate Vote

but the 45 cent increase with the exemptions for smokeless products is what can be approved in the House of Delegates, according to the Majority Leader. “If you vote green you are voting for big tobacco. If you vote red you are voting for the health and
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added May 18, 2016 21:20
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[Canada, Virginia, West Virginia] Fahd Hamood Aljahaf and Muneer Kaid Khaled of New York sentenced in cigarette smuggling operation

collaborated to facilitate a trafficking network designed profit from the unlawful sale of contraband cigarettes. The defendants transported large quantities of cigarettes across state lines for redistribution and sale. The cigarettes were acquired in V
Indo-Canadian Voice (ca)
added May 18, 2016 19:35
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[West Virginia] WV Senate panel approves 45-cent cigarette tax hike

Finance Committee members unanimously approved a 45-cent increase in cigarette taxes Tuesday — after rejecting a $1-a-pack hike on a party line 9-8 vote. Proponents of sticking with the 45-cent increase proposed in the Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s tobacco tax
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added May 18, 2016 18:09
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