Last statewide tax increase in 1987.
That was the message from university leaders at a Wednesday news conference to support raising the cigarette tax from the current 17 cents per pack to 90 cents.
Backers of a proposal to increase Missouri’s lowest-in-the nation cigarette taxes wrapped up a statewide bus tour Friday at the state Capitol.
The “Show-Me A Brighter Future” campaign plans to begin the bus tour Monday in Jefferson City and visit more than 20 cities in 12 days.
Missouri voters will be asked in November to raise the state’s tobacco tax and let St. Louis run its own police department.
Initiatives include whether to raise the minimum wage, increase tobacco taxes and limit interest rates on payday loans.
The measure would raise Missouri’s cigarette tax from 17 cents per pack to 90 cents beginning January.
The Missouri tax is 17-cents a pack, the lowest in the nation.
Phil Accordino, president of RYO Machine, says this bill is nothing more than an attempt to put another notch in Philip Mottis’ belt.
Trying to make up $2.7 billion, Gov. Pat Quinn says his job is to tell lawmakers not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear.
- Soccer Match Pep Rally at... Practice Round at Senior PGA Chelsea vs Manchester City... Namaste: Yoga Poses For...
- Busch Stadium Transforming... Tornado Rips Through Oklahoma... Circus Flora Tent Arrives in... Baseball Shots Of The Week –...
- Local Artists Find Success on... Annie Malone Parade 2013 Landmarks Association Unveils... Best Summer Dishes
- CBS 2013-2014 Prime Time Shows Ballpark Village Starting To... 2013 Tour de Grove Flash Forward: Concept Cars...
- RT @michaelcalhoun: These two guys have unsuccessfully tried in at least a half dozen sections to start the wave. #socceratbusch http://t.c… 5 hours ago
- RT @Ackerman1120: This crowd, by the way, isn't leaving downtown. No, sir. Lots of fans outside the stadium. 5 hours ago
- RT @TanyaLou86: #MCFC stages an incredible comeback coming from behind to beat #CFCUSA 4-3! Catch up on all the action here: http://t.co/yh… 6 hours ago
- RT @MCFC: FULL TIME: City stage an incredible comeback here in St Louis, coming from 3-0 behind to beat Chelsea 4-3! #cityontour #mcfc 6 hours ago