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[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
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[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
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[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
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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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