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.
2/24/2015 2:36 PM
White House notifies Senate that Obama has vetoed Keystone XL oil pipeline bill.
2/22/2015 5:30 PM
Supporters of the bill say it will help domestic violence victims to escape abusive marriages, but opponents say it could make it easier for couples t...
2/24/2015 7:05 PM
Budget shortfalls are especially painful on Native American reservations in South Dakota, where unemployment and poverty rates rank high nationally. &...
2/22/2015 10:00 PM
House Bill 1221 is looking to change how the state handles divorce. It would allow a spouse to get a divorce without consent.
Mother of two Kristian ...
2/25/2015 6:31 AM
Susan Rice said on Tuesday that Netanyahu's decision to accept House Speaker John Boehner's invitation has injected partisanship into bil...