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Cigarette tax hike, other West Virginia laws taking effect

After months of stalled negotiations over how to balance the state budget, lawmakers in mid-June opted to bank on higher taxes on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to raise about $98 million a year. The cigarette tax will grow by 65 cen
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 30, 2016 15:47

[West Virginia] Senate approves Tomblin’s revamped budget bill, 27-4

Republican leaders said the new measure offered a more balanced approach, projecting a revenue increase of $100 million generated by a 65-cent tax hike on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaping products
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Jun 12, 2016 15:21

[West Virginia] Miley: at least half of House Dems will support 65-cent tobacco increase if money goes to PEIA

During an appearance Friday on MetroNews “Talkline,” Miley (D-Harrison) explained the 51 percent plan. He said he can deliver at least 19 votes from his 36 member caucus in favor of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s plan to increase the tobacco tax by 65 cents wit
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Jun 10, 2016 21:48

[West Virginia] Police arrest woman for exposing son to secondhand smoke

: Officers found Shultz intoxicated while in a vehicle with her son. Once an improvised smoking device was found in the car, she admitted to smoking subutex with her son present.
Morgantown (WV) Dominion-Post
added Jun 10, 2016 16:49

[West Virginia] Lawmakers nix sales tax hike; tobacco tax rekindles

The committee did move a bill to the floor, a 65 cent per-pack tax increase on cigarettes. The original bill would not have taxed other tobacco products or e-cigarette fluids, but both those items were amended into the bill, which is now projected to rai
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Jun 2, 2016 14:37

[West Virginia] Senate puts tobacco tax back on the table

West Virginia Senators put a tobacco tax increase back in play Wednesday — this time, with a 65-cent-a-pack increase in cigarette taxes — but with no assurances that the House of Delegates will be any more likely to pass the tax after rejecting a 45-cent
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Jun 2, 2016 14:35

[West Virginia] Senate committee turns to new 65-cent tobacco tax bill

members exchanged sharp words over the state’s budget crisis. The committee eventually rejected Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s bill to increase the Consumer Sales Tax by one percent but approved another tobacco tax bill. This one would get most of its revenue f
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Jun 2, 2016 14:36

[West Virginia] With tobacco tax up in smoke, Senate sets sights on sales tax increase

Tuesday marked the 11th day of the special session on the budget. Senators earlier narrowly passed Tomblin’s 45-cent tobacco tax increase bill but it died in the House last week.
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Jun 1, 2016 20:14

[West Virginia] Club owner: Smoking ban is bad for business

John Baron, co-owner of the Blue Parrot, an adult entertainment club on Mileground Road, said he’s contemplating legal action against the Monongalia County Health Department (MCHD) based on the enforcement of the county-wide smoking ban enacted March 2012
Morgantown (WV) Dominion-Post
added May 29, 2016 20:04

[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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