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Voters in Montana should reject new tobacco taxes


September 27, 2018

This year as voters decide critical races in the upcoming midterms, they will have a chance to make decisions on major policy initiatives that will be on the ballot. In Montana, there is a terrible measure to increase taxes. Specifically, this measure would raise the tax on cigarettes by $2 per pack, which would represent a 118 percent increase in the current tax. The measure would also increase taxes on chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vapor products.

Montana I-185, the Extend Medicaid Expansion and Increase Tobacco Taxes Initiative, would g...

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