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Cigarette tax hike advances


    The original version of Senate Bill 2690 would increase the tax to 20 cents per cigarette from 16 cents, or an increase of 25 percent. That would boost the state tax on a package of 20 cigarettes from $3.20 today to $4 when the bill takes effect.

A key state Senate committee advanced a bill Thursday to increase the state’s cigarette tax despite objections from smokers who say that extra tax burden will weigh most heavily onlow-income residents. Read more

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