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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