tobacco tax http://kbia.org en Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-pass-e-cigarette-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:00:42 +0000 Associated Press 51498 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation Secretary of State clears three anti-tobacco petitions for circulation http://kbia.org/post/secretary-state-clears-three-anti-tobacco-petitions-circulation <p></p><p>Secretary of State Jason Kander’s Office announced Monday that three initiative petitions regarding cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco and the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement have been cleared for circulation.&nbsp; The petitions would create a one and a half cent tax per cigarette and repeal or change the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, which requires tobacco companies to compensate states for increased public health costs created by cigarettes.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:13:30 +0000 Janet Saidi 51476 at http://kbia.org Secretary of State clears three anti-tobacco petitions for circulation State lawmakers help keep Missouri smoking rates high http://kbia.org/post/state-lawmakers-help-keep-missouri-smoking-rates-high <p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Katie Hiler 49805 at http://kbia.org State lawmakers help keep Missouri smoking rates high Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorses Proposition B http://kbia.org/post/columbia-chamber-commerce-endorses-proposition-b <p>The Columbia Chamber of Commerce board of directors has formally endorsed Proposition B, a measure on the November ballot that would raise in the state’s tobacco sales rate to 90 cents per pack.&nbsp; Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:42:46 +0000 Brynne Whittaker 23456 at http://kbia.org Mo. tobacco tax foes cite cost to cities, counties http://kbia.org/post/mo-tobacco-tax-foes-cite-cost-cities-counties <p>Opponents of a tobacco tax initiative on the Missouri ballot say local governments could lose money if the measure passes.</p><p>The proposal would raise the state cigarette tax from 17 cents to 90 cents per pack and also increase taxes on other tobacco products.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:05:04 +0000 Associated Press 22203 at http://kbia.org Mo. tobacco tax foes cite cost to cities, counties Funds from tobacco tax hike would waft to MU's Medical School http://kbia.org/post/funds-tobacco-tax-hike-would-waft-mus-medical-school <p>Smokers won't be the only ones affected if Missouri voters decide to raise the tobacco tax in November. If Proposition B passes, part of the extra tax proceeds will benefit the MU Medical School.</p><p>The medical school is collaborating with CoxHealth and Mercy health systems in Springfield to construct the city’s first clinical campus. CoxHealth Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dan Sontheimer says the tobacco tax initiative would mean a speedier process for this new clinical campus to become a reality.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:26:45 +0000 Tony Nochim 21502 at http://kbia.org Funds from tobacco tax hike would waft to MU's Medical School Tobacco tax on November ballot, minimum wage and payday loan restrictions fall short http://kbia.org/post/tobacco-tax-november-ballot-minimum-wage-and-payday-loan-restrictions-fall-short <p>Missouri voters will be asked in November to raise the state&#39;s tobacco tax and let St. Louis run its own police department. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 23:20:42 +0000 Associated Press 18947 at http://kbia.org Tobacco tax on November ballot, minimum wage and payday loan restrictions fall short Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives http://kbia.org/post/court-hearing-challenge-ballot-initiatives <p>The authority of the Missouri auditor to write financial estimates for ballot initiatives is under scrutiny by the state Supreme Court.</p><p>The high court heard arguments Monday on whether a law directing the auditor to prepare the financial estimates exceeds the limits of the auditor&#39;s authority spelled out in the Missouri Constitution.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:23:39 +0000 Associated Press 16488 at http://kbia.org Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives Newscast for May 4, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-4-2012 <p>Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri House members approved legislation trimming taxes on businesses.</li><li>Warming temperatures could cause more unhealthy air.</li><li>Petitions submitted for Missouri tobacco tax increase.</li><li>Missouri hospitals reporting shortages of pharmaceutical drugs.</li></ul> Fri, 04 May 2012 22:51:38 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 13606 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 4, 2012 If you tax them, they will quit http://kbia.org/post/if-you-tax-them-they-will-quit <p>You have probably heard the statistic: Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax in the nation &ndash; just 17 cents a pack, compared to the national average of $1.46. In this week&#39;s Health &amp; Wealth update, public health advocates want to raise Missouri&#39;s tobacco tax to deter people from smoking, and to help offset the costs that tobacco incurs.</p><p class="Radiotrax"><o:p></o:p></p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 15:03:09 +0000 Jacob Fenston 13409 at http://kbia.org If you tax them, they will quit