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Tempel talks about I 185 to Pachyderms


October 8, 2018

Russ Tempel

Montana Sen. Russ Tempel, R-Chester, spoke Friday to the North Central Pachyderm Club about his concern with I 185 and I 186, and spoke on his campaign against his opponent, Democrat Paul Tuss, in his bid for re-election this November.

Tempel said everybody has been asking about Initiative 185, which raises the tax of prepackaged pack of cigarettes by $2 and raised the tax on e-cigarettes, vapes and vape oil.

The money from the initiative is proposed to help fund Medicaid expansion and other programs. The state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, leaving a sunset clause in u...

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