Over at the Multnomah County Democrats' blog, Moses Ross is calling on Oregonians to rise up and demand the restoration of the tobacco tax - which went by the wayside last year.
As he points out, it would bring in $28 million directly from Oregonians - plus another $42 in federal matching funds.
Another key item:
When the tobacco tax was eliminated last year, Oregon became the only state in a decade to lower its cigarette tax. When the tobacco tax was eliminated, cigarette prices did not decrease. Vendors are pocketing money that had paid for health care and tobacco-cessation services
June 14, 2005 | | elsewhere.Posted in