Law | North Dakota Shoots Down Tax Increase

There were two bills in North Dakota that sought to the raise tobacco taxes. The proposals would have seen cigars taxed at 50% instead of the current 28%.

Last week, the House of Representatives said no to that proposal by voting it down, and the Senate proposal was met with a similar response this week failing with a vote of 30-17.

The leader against the measure was Republican Kelly Armstrong.

North Dakota is home to 739,000 residents over 70,700 square miles and became a state in 1889.