Opinion

October 24, 2012 10:08 AM

Yael T. Abouhalkah | Yes: Raise cigarette tax to help Missouri's taxpayers

It’s an easy call on Nov. 6: Vote for a higher cigarette tax, and Missourians will benefit mightily. Hiking the rock-bottom, lowest-in-the-nation tax from 17 cents a pack to 90 cents would generate from $300 million to $400 million a year. But don’t look for leadership on this issue from gubernatorial candidates Jay Nixon or Dave Spence.

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