Florida Senate panel backs tobacco tax hike..

April 2, 2009 - A Senate committee ended a nearly 15-year stalemate on tax proposals in Florida Tuesday, unanimously voting to raise the cigarette tax $1 per pack and increase the tax on cigars and smokeless tobacco $1 per ounce.

Reference: Florida Senate panel backs cigarette tax hike
The Senate overcame its no-tax anxiety and gave preliminary approval to a $1 hike in state cigarette tax.
Miami Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau, 4/1/2009.

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