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Lawmakers agree to boost cigarette tax 44

There are 189 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 27, 2007, titled Lawmakers agree to boost cigarette tax 44. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Cigarette smokers will pay an additional 44 cents per pack under a tentative agreement lawmakers reached Friday to fund a new health insurance program for Hoosiers.

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KY Retailers

Schiller Park, IL

#1 Apr 28, 2007
Thank you!
Wide Awake

Ashville, OH

#2 Apr 28, 2007
The state looses! The loss will never be in print unless someone NOT in the gov cares to do the research down the road.
Wide Awake

Ashville, OH

#3 Apr 28, 2007
Forgot to mention: The tax hike is part of the RWJF agenda plan. Did only I read it?
Joe

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 28, 2007
Dang, sucks to be a smoker...luckily I'm not.
Morgan

United States

#5 Apr 28, 2007
Just don't raise the tax on BEER! Beer is our friend.
Randall tobias

Marysville, OH

#6 Apr 28, 2007
Why isn't the star covering this big story about me.
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/04/s...
Randall tobias hooker

Marysville, OH

#7 Apr 28, 2007
Brian Ross and Justin Rood Report:
Ap_tobias_resigns_070427_nrDep uty Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias submitted his resignation Friday, one day after confirming to ABC News that he had been a customer of a Washington, D.C. escort service whose owner has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a prostitution operation.
Tobias, 65, director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), had previously served as the ambassador for the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief.
A State Department press release late Friday afternoon said only he was leaving for "personal reasons."
On Thursday, Tobias told ABC News he had several times called the "Pamela Martin and Associates" escort service "to have gals come over to the condo to give me a massage." Tobias, who is married, said there had been "no sex," and that recently he had been using another service "with Central Americans" to provide massages.
Tobias' private cell number was among thousands of numbers listed in the telephone records provided to ABC News by Jeane Palfrey, the woman dubbed the "D.C. Madam," who is facing the federal charges. In an interview to be broadcast on "20/20" next Friday, Palfrey says she intends to call Tobias and a number of her other prominent D.C. clients to testify at her trial.
Click Here for Full Blotter Coverage.
"I'm sure as heck not going to be going to federal prison for one day, let alone, four to eight years, because I'm shy about bringing in the deputy secretary of whatever," Palfrey told ABC News.
Palfrey maintains she ran a sexual fantasy business that was legal and that if any of the women who were working for her had sex, they did so in violation of her rules and without her knowledge. She says there are a number of other prominent Washington, D.C. men who will be on her witness list. "I'll bring every last one of them in if necessary," Palfrey said.
As the Bush administration's so-called "AIDS czar," Tobias was criticized for emphasizing faithfulness and abstinence over condom use to prevent the spread of AIDS.
Whats Next

Pittsboro, IN

#8 Apr 28, 2007
People should be thinking about what will be next for the gov to raise. With the taxes going up more and more people will stop smoking and they will have to get their money from something else. So eveyone that thinks this is such a good deal best be wondering about what they are going to be comming after next. Let's hope it's not gas they are sucking us dry the way it is right now.
will

Greenfield, IN

#9 Apr 28, 2007
how about a tax on the booze. smokers are not the only ones who should be funding the state.
taxtaxtaxtax

Elgin, IL

#10 Apr 28, 2007
This is great news for the Commissaries! Now I can save money!! What new tax will we wake up to tomorrow? WE DONT GET ENUF PAYRAISES TO KEEP UP!!! We are gonna be on the street soon.
Reality Dude

Waukegan, IL

#11 Apr 28, 2007
Pat Bauer is a Hipocrite. He didn't want the tax now he does. What an Idiot. Typical Liberal Flip Flop. Reminds me of Kerry the idiot. When will these morons finally realize that they need to stop the spending.
taxtaxtaxtax

Elgin, IL

#12 Apr 28, 2007
When your pay goes up zilch in 5 years, and your cost of living goes up 500 a month in 5years, how u suppose to survive? Please, someone tell me! Unemployment, Banruptcy and Foreclosure is herendous here. And, the people who have jobs dont make enuf! Crime has taken control here! How much worse can it get?
Don Keydik

Covington, KY

#13 Apr 28, 2007
May as well tax people when they fart!!

Since: Apr 07

Independence, KY

#14 Apr 28, 2007
will wrote:
how about a tax on the booze. smokers are not the only ones who should be funding the state.
Will,
Surely you jest. The booze industry is into the pockets of all the state legislators they, the legislators, will never raise taxes on booze. Maybe beer, because poor people cannot afford Crown Royal but, they can buy a six pack of Bud.
Concerned

Dayton, OH

#15 Apr 28, 2007
This is totally unfair! Taxing a "select group" seems inappropriate in funding the coffers of a "health organization" destined to be hobbled by a bureaucracy which deems who is qualified to receive/not receive its proposed benefits.

Gas taxes have been maxed out! Property tax is begging for relief and getting it from "slots!"

I disagree with taxing a few for the select! Kind of a conundrum ... but that's the way of Mitch and those desperate to fill budget shortcomings!

Since: Apr 07

Independence, KY

#16 Apr 28, 2007
Don Keydik wrote:
May as well tax people when they fart!!
My God Don, We had all better be careful when passing flatus. If the state legislators think of it, they will call it an alternative fuel and the GAS tax surely will be applied.
Average Joe

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Apr 28, 2007
Whats Next wrote:
People should be thinking about what will be next for the gov to raise. With the taxes going up more and more people will stop smoking and they will have to get their money from something else. So eveyone that thinks this is such a good deal best be wondering about what they are going to be comming after next. Let's hope it's not gas they are sucking us dry the way it is right now.
One of the benefits to this tax is a number of smokers will decide they don't want to pay the tax and quit smoking...DUH, that is what is intended!!! Indiana is No. 2 (right behind Kentucky) in smokers per capita. How backwards stupid does that make Indiana? Anyway, when we lose smokers, especially lower income smokers, we'll have healthier lower income children and healthier lower income adults that would qualify for the subsidized insurance...making the plan require less funding.

Since: Apr 07

Independence, KY

#18 Apr 28, 2007
Can anyone post the names of all of our state representatives and senators. I want to be sure to NOT vote for any of them next time around.
What has happened to Property Tax Relief? I guess they haven't had time to work on that. Been too busy trying to find ways to apply more taxes rather than to relieve the tax burden on Hoosiers. If this keeps up, I may not be a Hoosier much longer.
God, I wish I could just go back to Vienna and compose music. You know, I never did complete that 10th Symphony.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#19 Apr 28, 2007
Well good for Ky. Their sales will sky rocket again.
mykidzmom

Greenfield, IN

#20 Apr 28, 2007
THIS IS GREAT NEWS, BUT WHERE IS THE $1 INCREASE THAT WAS ORIGINALLY PROPOSED???

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