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$320 Million Tobacco Tax Package Thunders Back To Life With Voter Referral Add

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SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown's $320 million tobacco tax package, considered by many observers to be on life support just a week ago, has roared back into the spotlight in the legislative session's final days.

Fight To Hike Oregon's Tobacco Tax Resurfaces

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Smokers paying higher taxes would help buy health insurance for low-income Oregonians under a plan being advanced by Gov. Kate Brown.

Brown is proposing tax increase of $2 a pack of cigarettes, currently taxed at $1.33.

House Passes Bill Allowing County Cigarette Taxes

The Lund Report
Rep. Mitch Greenlick tells The Lund Report he would like the threat of county-by-county taxes to be used as leverage for a statewide cigarette tax increase, which would still assist county health departments.

 

April 5, 2013 — Oregon counties are one step closer to adopting their own cigarette taxes, after the House voted 31-29 to remove a statute from state law that precludes any entity but the state from taxing tobacco.

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