Opinion

Yael T. Abouhalkah | Silent, selfish Nixon derailed cigarette tax

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's silent and selfish stance derailed the cigarette tax increase on Tuesday. Officially, he took no stand on hiking the embarrassingly low 17-cent-a-pack tax, the nation's lowest. Worried about his re-election chances while running against an extremely weak Republican opponent, Nixon didn't spend any political capital gained ...

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