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Ohio Voting On Budget Tonight, Includes Tobacco Tax Increases

The state Senate in Ohio is voting tonight on a proposed $71.3 billion, two-year budget that will include an increase in tobacco taxes with a silver lining. According to a report in the Toledo Blade, the budget that includes a 5% annual pay raise for elected officials will raise the cigarette tax by 40 cents. There is also a proposed increase on cigars, pipe and chewing tobacco while premium cigars would be capped at 50 […]

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