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John Andrist: Tobacco Tax Hike Measure Lacks Appropriate Oversight for Spending

John Andrist: Tobacco Tax Hike Measure Lacks Appropriate Oversight for Spending

Debate is lining up on both sides of the Initiated Measure proposing to quadruple the tax rate on tobacco products, including vaping. As a legislator I opposed the concept of using taxes to punish those who make unhealthy choices. As a voter I have felt differently, because tobacco has a high cost to society, as

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