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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

Tobacco Tax Hike Measure Sponsors Fix Inaccurate Campaign Finance Report

Yesterday I flagged something fishy about the campaign finance disclosures filed by Raise It For Health, the initiated measure sponsoring committee behind that tobacco tax hike which will be on the ballot in November. This group collected 22,840 signatures to place their tax hike on the ballot, but in finance disclosures filed with the Secretary of

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