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The Impact of Cigarette Tax Increases on Local Government Budgets

The Impact of Cigarette Tax Increases on Local Government Budgets

Cigarette tax increases rarely produce the revenue expected by local governments, according to a new study released by the Thomas Jefferson Institute.  Fairly consistently, the tax increases produce a decrease in revenue, don't meet expectations, miss budget projections, or simply produce mixed results that often turn flat or negative in the following years.  (1/3/2018) 

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