Businessman Challenges Proposal for Tobacco Tax AmendmentThe suit was filed on behalf of Jim Boeving, owner of Discount Smokes & Beer in Springfield, who wants to prevent the measure from being placed on this year's ballot.
New Push To Raise Missouri's Cigarette TaxBlack elected officials from St. Louis say a half-dollar more would raise millions for early childhood education
Analysis: Mo. Voters Continue Rejecting TaxesLast statewide tax increase in 1987.
University of Missouri Med School Expansion Tied To Tobacco Tax Hike 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.
Bus Tour Wraps Up for Missouri Tobacco Tax MeasureBackers of a proposal to increase Missouri's lowest-in-the nation cigarette taxes wrapped up a statewide bus tour Friday at the state Capitol.
Missouri Tobacco Tax Backers Plan School Bus TourThe "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.
Two Missouri Initiatives Qualify For November BallotMissouri voters will be asked in November to raise the state's tobacco tax and let St. Louis run its own police department.
High Court Reviews Mo. Ballot Initiatives Initiatives include whether to raise the minimum wage, increase tobacco taxes and limit interest rates on payday loans.
Missouri Board of Education Wants Tobacco Tax IncreasedThe measure would raise Missouri's cigarette tax from 17 cents per pack to 90 cents beginning January.
Missouri Tobacco Dealers Eye Cross-Border CustomersThe Missouri tax is 17-cents a pack, the lowest in the nation.
Illinois Roll-Your-Own Tax in the WorksPhil Accordino, president of RYO Machine, says this bill is nothing more than an attempt to put another notch in Philip Mottis' belt.
Gov. Quinn Promises More Cuts and Taxes to Reduce DeficitTrying 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.

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