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Minnesota Cigarette Taxes Rise On Monday

Cigarettes will be much more costly in Minnesota after Sunday. New tobacco taxes kick in Monday. That includes a $1.60 increase in the per-pack tax on cigarettes.

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Looming Minnesota Cigarette Tax Sparks Buying Frenzy

A looming tax hike on cigarettes has led to booming business at tobacco shops across Minnesota. The cigarette tax jumps $1.60 per pack in three weeks, and customers are preparing by stocking up on dozens of cartons.

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Minnesota Edges Toward 6th Highest Cigarette Tax

Minnesota is weeks away from having the nation's 6th highest tax on cigarettes when the new $2.83-a-pack charge kicks in.

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2-Cent Tuesday on WJON

Tune in and call-in on a 2-cent Tuesday from 8-10am with Jay Caldwell Tuesday on WJON. Listeners can call in and talk about a proposed cigarette and alcohol tax increase, gay marriage, snow removal or anything else on your mind.

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Proposal Would Increase Tobacco Tax [AUDIO]

A tax increase on cigarettes is part of Gov. Dayton's revised budget.

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House DFLer’s Cigarette Tax Hike Up For Review

An influential Minnesota House Democrat is proposing a substantial increase in the state's cigarette tax. Rep. Ann Lenczewski of Bloomington wants to more than double the state's cigarette tax by $1.60 a pack, from $1.23 to $2.83.

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2 Republicans Suggest Doubling Minnesota Cigarette Tax

Two Republican lawmakers want Minnesota's cigarette tax to more than double as a way to deter smoking and to repay Minnesota schools for aid delays during recent state budgets.

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Minnesota Burns Future Tobacco Cash for Immediate Budget Fix

Minnesota's government is about to give up $1.1 billion in future payments from tobacco companies so it can get about half as much money now for a temporary budget fix.

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Minnesota Smokers To Pay Another Penny A Pack

Smokers in Minnesota start paying another penny a pack for cigarettes starting Monday, as an annual adjustment in the state's cigarette tax takes effect. State law requires the cigarette sales tax to be adjusted each year to reflect inflation and current retail prices.

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American Cancer Society Wants $1.50 Tax Increase On Cigarettes

The American Cancer Society is pushing for a tax increase on cigarettes as a way to help solve the state's budget deficit. The organization is mobilizing volunteers to contact lawmakers and the governor and ask them to consider a $1.50 tax increase on a pack of cigarettes.

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