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Tobacco tax dies in committee

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...

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