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By Karla Pomeroy

Tobacco tax dies in committee


January 29, 2019

CHEYENNE — A bill to increase the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products failed in the Revenue Committee on a 4-5 vote as the Wyoming Legislative Session entered its fourth week.

The bill would have, according to the Legislative Service Office, increased the “excise tax on cigarettes by a total of 5 cents per cigarette, or $1 per pack of 20 cigarettes, increasing the tax from $0.60 per pack to $1.60 per pack. This bill would also increase the excise tax on moist snuff from $0.60 per ounce to $1.60 per ounce, and increase the excise tax on cigars, snuff and other tobacco products b...

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