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One Step Closer to a Healthier Wyoming!

On Monday, the Joint Revenue Committee voted 8-6 to sponsor a $1.00 per pack tobacco tax increase for the 2018 Legislative Budget Session. Three proposed amendments failed: one would have made the increase 30 cents, another would have made the increase 50 cents, and the final would have removed other tobacco products from the bill. 

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Testimony in support of the bill was given by Mary Lynne Shickich on behalf of the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, as well as from Jan Cartwright with Wyoming Primary Care Association, Jason Mincer with ACS-CAN, and Toni Decklever from the Wyoming Nurses Association. The Wyoming budget session convenes in Cheyenne on February 12, 2018 and lasts 20 days.

 

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