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.
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.
Lawmakers return to Jefferson City Wednesday for their annual veto session. House and Senate leaders will attempt to override Governor Nixon’s veto of a bill that levies sales taxes on out-of-state vehicle purchases.