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Center School Board Member Cathy Jolly Leads Prop. ‘B’ News conference in Lee’s Sumitt

The campaign to raise Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax say an increase will help improve the health of Missourians and provide money for education.
Proposition B will raise Misssouri’s tobacco tax by 73 cents to 90 cents per lack of cigarettes. It it is now 17 cents per pack.
Booster say the tax hike would provide $283 million more tax dollars for Missouri.
20% of that money would would go towards efforts to prevent young people from starting to use tobacco and help adults quit.
50% of the money, approximately $141 million would go towards public education.
While that is a substantial amount of money, Missouri spends over $6 billion on it’s public schools each year. 30% of the money would be directed to higher education.
The measure has it’s critics.
The Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience…

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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