Ex-Gov. Scott, who 1st taxed NC tobac...

Ex-Gov. Scott, who 1st taxed NC tobacco, dies

There are 1 comment on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jan 23, 2009, titled Ex-Gov. Scott, who 1st taxed NC tobacco, dies. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

RALEIGH Former Gov. Bob Scott, a member of one of North Carolina's most prolific political families who got a retail cigarette tax passed to pay for public kindergarten and later ran the state's community ...

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#1 Jan 24, 2009
I grew up in a family that raised tobacco for cash, but I have to commend Scott for the tobacco tax. I think there ought to be a bigger tax on it. The state is moving beyond dependence on the crop and it is very unhealthy. The tax would bring in additional revenue at a time it is sorely needed.

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