cigarette tax http://kbia.org en Newscast for November 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-november-7-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Boone County voters pass Proposition 1</li><li>Voter turnout at 65.7 percent in Missouri</li><li>Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature</li><li>Effort to raise cigarette tax fails (again)</li></ul> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:06:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 24197 at http://kbia.org Columbia School Board supports raising state's cigarette tax http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-supports-raising-states-cigarette-tax <p>Columbia's school board has come out in favor of a state ballot measure that would raise the state's cigarette tax and possibly bring money to public schools.</p><p>Proposition B is a proposed tobacco tax on November's ballot. It would raise taxes on cigarettes purchased in Missouri, which is currently ranked 11th in smoking rates and has the lowest cigarette tax of any state. The proposed tax would move Missouri to 36th place in nation-wide cigarette taxes and some of the money collected would be used to fund public schools.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:04:29 +0000 India Everett 22471 at http://kbia.org Columbia School Board supports raising state's cigarette tax Debate heats up on Mo. cigarette tax increase http://kbia.org/post/debate-heats-mo-cigarette-tax-increase <p>A ballot measure that would raise Missouri’s cigarette tax is starting to catch fire.</p><p>Leaders of the effort to raise the state’s tobacco tax are making stops across Missouri through the end of this week, to places like here to Lee’s Summit, Mo. on a yellow school bus.</p><p>Misty Snodgrass, with the <a href="http://www.cancer.org/index">American Cancer Society </a>says a jump in the state’s cigarette tax, currently the lowest in the country, to 90 cents a pack would help reign in the state’s high smoking rate while directing half of that added tax revenue into schools.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:50:46 +0000 Elana Gordon 22425 at http://kbia.org Debate heats up on Mo. cigarette tax increase 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 Support grows for increasing cigarette tax http://kbia.org/post/support-grows-increasing-cigarette-tax <p>A proposition on the November ballot that aims to increase the tobacco tax is picking up support. Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education is the latest to advocate for higher tax rates on cigarettes and other tobacco products.</p><p>Proposition B represents the third attempt to increase Missouri’s low tax rate on tobacco products, and while previous proposals were turned down by the state’s residents in 2002 and 2006, this year’s version has steadily gained support.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:52:38 +0000 Zach Garcia 21021 at http://kbia.org Support grows for increasing cigarette tax 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 Payday loans, minimum wage and cigarette tax one step closer to voters http://kbia.org/post/payday-loans-minimum-wage-and-cigarette-tax-one-step-closer-voters <p>Initiatives that would cap payday loan interest rates, raise the Missouri minimum wage, and raise the state&#39;s tobacco tax are a step closer to the November ballot, after a Missouri Supreme Court ruling yesterday. The three initiatives were tied up for months in court &ndash; one judge struck down the payday petition, ruling the ballot summary was &quot;likely to deceive petition signers.&quot; But yesterday, the Missouri Supreme Court upheld all three ballot summaries.</p><p class="Radiotrax"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="RadioAx"> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:51:12 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18568 at http://kbia.org Payday loans, minimum wage and cigarette tax one step closer to voters Petitions submitted for Missouri tobacco tax increase http://kbia.org/post/petitions-submitted-missouri-tobacco-tax-increase <p>Supporters of a ballot initiative to raise Missouri&rsquo;s cigarette tax turned in signatures today. Fri, 04 May 2012 21:51:07 +0000 Jonathan Ingram 13600 at http://kbia.org Petitions submitted for Missouri tobacco tax increase The Missouri budget's revenue side http://kbia.org/post/missouri-budgets-revenue-side <p><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">&nbsp;Intersection website</a>.</strong></p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 12102 at http://kbia.org The Missouri budget's revenue side Newscast for March 23, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-23-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A victory for Missouri voters</li><li>Zebra mussels found near Kansas City</li><li>St. Charles County reschedules their caucus</li><li>Senator Claire McCaskill&nbsp;will run for re-election</li><li>Jefferson City Memorial Airport gets federal funds for repairs</li><li>A Mexico ambulance service will be postponed due to infrastructure issues</li><li>A new bill proposes a tax hike in cigarette sales Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:09:58 +0000 Brian Pepoon 11142 at http://kbia.org New bill may cause tax-hike on cigarettes http://kbia.org/post/new-bill-may-cause-tax-hike-cigarettes <p>The latest bill would raise the state&rsquo;s cigarette tax from 17 cents per pack to a dollar and 9-and-a-half cents per pack.</p><p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:53:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 11141 at http://kbia.org New bill may cause tax-hike on cigarettes Missouri gets 'F' for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gets-f-tobacco-control-policies-new-report-american-lung-association <p>A new report by the American Lung Association gives Missouri failing grades on <u>all</u> its state tobacco control policies. As St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Véronique LaCapra reports, the only bright spots were an expansion of state Medicaid coverage for smokers&nbsp;wanting to quit, and a surge in local community initiatives. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:27:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 7295 at http://kbia.org Missouri gets 'F' for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association