Tobacco Tax In Minnesota
February 14, 2012, 6:05 PM
Two Minnesota lawmakers want the state's cigarette tax to more than double.
They want the extra money as a way to deter smoking and to repay Minnesota schools for their budget shortfalls in recent years.
Minnesota's current tax rate is $1.23 per pack. It ranks right in the middle of all states. Doubling it would boost that to $2.52 per pack.
It's estimated to generate $320 million in the next two years.
South Dakota's cigarette tax is $1.53 per pack. In Iowa, it's $1.36.
The two Minnesota lawmakers plan on introducing the bill later this week.
© 2012 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
1/26/2015 12:37 PM
68-year-old Branstad fell ill at an event on Monday, and was transported by ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
1/21/2015 6:23 AM
Members of South Dakota's all-Republican congressional delegation say ideas presented by Democratic President Barack Obama in his State of the Uni...
1/20/2015 10:20 AM
Each senator gets one ticket for a guest, and Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson gave Heitkamp his ticket so she could invite both husband and wife.
1/20/2015 1:38 PM
Minnesota is one of just seven states that apply an income tax to Social Security. Seniors who make less than $25,000 a year are exempt.
1/22/2015 6:20 AM
Republican leaders were forced late Wednesday to abruptly drop plans for House debate of legislation criminalizing most abortions after 20 weeks of pr...