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State Net Capitol Journal – March 24, 2014; Ohioans Debate Impact Of Tobacco Tax Hike On State's Smokers

Budget & Taxes OHIOANS DEBATE IMPACT OF TOBACCO TAX HIKE ON STATE'S SMOKERS: Some Ohioans believe Gov. John Kasich's (R) proposal this month to raise the tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in Ohio by 60 cents to help pay for an income tax cut would have the added benefit of getting residents...

State Net Capitol Journal – April 7, 2014; Cigarette Taxes Spurring Costly Crime

Budget & Taxes CIGARETTE TAXES SPURRING COSTLY CRIME: Forty-seven states, the District of Columbia and New York City have increased their tobacco taxes a total of 113 times since 2000, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators. All that activity has created wide disparities in the price...

State Net Capitol Journal – July 21, 2014; Philadelphia Cigarette Tax In Limbo

Budget & Taxes PHILADELPHIA CIGARETTE TAX IN LIMBO: The cash-strapped school district and city of Philadelphia have been pushing for a bill imposing a $2 surcharge on every pack of cigarettes sold in the city to provide enough funding to avert 1,300 layoffs and the ballooning of class sizes to...

State Net Capitol Journal – August 11, 2014; Pennsylvania House Cancels Vote On Cigarette Tax

Budget & Taxes PA HOUSE CANCELS VOTE ON CIGARETTE TAX: The prospects for a cigarette tax bill providing emergency funding for Philadelphia schools were thrown into limbo last month when Republicans who control the state's Senate made some last minute changes to the measure (see PHILADELPHIA...