Proposal to increase cigarette tax pulled

Proposal to increase cigarette tax pulled

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) -The proposed cigarette tax increase in to fund teacher raises and other health-related programs failed to advance.

House Joint Resolution 1058 is likely dead for this session as well.

The proposal called for a $1.50 tax per pack, and would have put the proposal to a vote of the people in November. It was projected to raise about $180 million each year, but the committee chairman said the idea failed to gain traction among its members.

The bill was pulled from consideration without a vote.

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