Tobacco Tax Hike Fails, Moves To 2018 Ballot Question

  By a vote of 63-34 with Sean Roberts abstaining, the 98 seated members of the House of Representatives failed to reach the 75% threshold to pass new revenue legislation.  But the majority passage does allow it to be placed on the ballot of the Nov. 2018  general election.  The new tax of roughly $1.50 per pack of cigarettes would be designated for various healthcare interests.  The House Democrats did not vote as a block like they [...]

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