First there was Hawaii, then there was California. Illinois will not make three, as the Illinois Senate voted against a measure to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21 in the state. The legislation which was sponsored by Democratic Senator John Mulroe of Chicago failed by a 23-25 vote. The measure was hotly debated with those against it providing the voice of reason that if you are old enough to join the military you should […]
The state of Utah was looking to become the second state in the nation to raise the tobacco purchase from 18 to 21, but legislators defeated the attempt today in the Beehive State. The bill which was sponsored by Republican Representative Kraig Power of Heber City was defeated thanks to members such as Ken Ivory a Republican from West Jordan who according to the Salt Lake Tribune stated that he was concerned with the government getting […]
In Cheyenne, Wyoming lawmakers have voted again a bill that would have raised the tobacco tax on other tobacco products such as cigars from 10 percent to 20 percent of the retail price or from 20 to 46 percent of the wholesale price. The House Revenue Committee voted 8-1 on Wednesday to defeat the bill. Wyoming is home to 584,000 residents over 97,814 square miles and became a state in 1890.