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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:57 PM

$2 per pack tobacco tax? Up to the voters

A proposed tobacco tax hike that was dormant for months was suddenly revived Thursday.

Lawmakers were able to amend it to a more palatable version, with the main change being that it will go to the voters.

House Bill 2270 passed out of the House Committee on Revenue Thursday morning after a work session was scheduled the night before. It now goes to the Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures before getting a floor vote.

Republicans are largely opposed to the idea, and the tobacco lobby has worked hard against it.

Read more: https://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/government/per-pack-tobacco-tax-up-to-the-voters/article_e45ccea9-d27a-5f4c-b88d-19a805f546e8.html
(Klamath Falls Herald and News)

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Reply $2 per pack tobacco tax? Up to the voters (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 2019 OP
VarryOn Jun 2019 #1
Sucha NastyWoman Jun 2019 #2
ret5hd Jun 2019 #3
customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:16 PM

1. They need to stop pussy-footing around and...

Just ban cigarettes.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:20 PM

2. I don't understand why they can't just

Grant a license to purchase tobacco to current smokers but no one else ever again. Then try to help those current smokers do whatever it takes to quit.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:33 PM

3. I know! Worked for alcohol!

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:45 PM

4. Yep

they'll drag them in from Washington, which wouldn't consider such a thing.

When Washington legalized pot, Oregon realized that they were losing a fortune, since about 90% of Oregonians live within a one-hour drive from Washington.

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