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[West Virginia] W.Va. Senate approves $1 tobacco tax hike

if signed into law, would put the tax on a pack of cigarettes at $1.55. Senate Bill 420 passed 26-9. It will advance to the House of Delegates for consideration. The bill was proposed in an effort to generate revenue for the state-supported Public Empl
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Feb 25, 2016 05:40

Tobacco tax hike cleared by West Virginia Senate

Facing a grim budget picture, the Republican-led Senate voted Tuesday for a bigger tobacco tax hike in West Virginia than Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin requested.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 25, 2016 05:36

[West Virginia] Statement from WV Senate President Bill Cole on One Dollar Tobacco Tax Increase

Today’s vote to raise the tobacco tax $1 a pack ultimately will do nothing to fix the problem or fill the budget shortfall. A tax increase of that size would hurt our border retailers, and the loss of that tax revenue would more than offset the amount the
Huntington (WV) News.Net
added Feb 25, 2016 05:24

[West Virginia] Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 420

to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-17-4b, all relating to increasing tax rate on cigarettes and tobacco products; dedicating one million dollars to tobacco cessation programs; dedicating a portion of proceeds to Public Emp
West Virginia Legislature
added Feb 24, 2016 18:21

[West Virginia] Smoking tax increase clears Senate, heads to the House

state Senate has approved on a bi-partisan vote a $1 per pack increase in the cigarette tax to help offset the state’s budget problems, while reducing the high rate of tobacco use. SB 420 would increase the tax on a pack of cigarettes to $1.55. Gov. Earl
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Feb 24, 2016 17:23

[West Virginia] Bills would allow WV counties to repeal smoking bans

Republican legislators are moving bills... At a public hearing in the House of Delegates chamber last week, more than a dozen people spoke against legislation (HB 4472) that would allow county commissions to nix health board rules, including smoking bans.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 21, 2016 16:20


Kessler, D-Marshall, has introduced SB 420, a bill that would increase the tax on other tobacco products, as well as ad a 45 cent tax on cigarettes and a 7.5 cent per milliliter tax on e-cigarette liquid.
added Feb 20, 2016 16:18

[West Virginia] BATES: $1 increase in state tobacco tax would fix multiple state issues

This is why I am calling upon the West Virginia Legislature to increase the cigarette tax by $1 per pack and establish parallel taxes on other tobacco products to protect mothers and the unborn, to benefit the public health of West Virginia, to prevent y
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Feb 18, 2016 22:40

[West Virginia] W.Va. panel moves higher tobacco tax hike than governor's

Tomblin's plan would have raised the cigarette tax by 45 cents to $1, raised a tax on other tobacco products and taxed e-cigarettes....Instead, senators approved an amendment to increase the tax by $1 to $1.55, and dedicate the money to state employee and
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 18, 2016 20:06

[West Virginia] James Felsen: Public health hang-up on e-cigs makes little sense (Gazette)

Either an ideological (e.g., opposition to the act of smoking/vaping per se) or financial motive is likely driving the process. We need to insist on an answer before preventable tobacco related illness and deaths occur because of e-cig policy.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 10, 2016 03:47
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