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Tobacco tax supporters to rally in Cape Girardeau

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Supporters of a November ballot issue that would increase Missouri's tobacco taxes will rally in Cape Girardeau today, according to a group that supports the initiative.

The Proposition B Bus Tour will make a stop at Capaha Park at Broadway and West End Boulevard at 9:30 a.m. today, according to a news release from Show-Me A Brighter Future. Prop B is on the Nov. 6 general election ballot and proposes a 73-cent tax increase per pack of cigarettes and increased taxes on other tobacco products to raise money for Missouri public schools and universities. Area school and community leaders will be speaking out in support of Prop B. For more information contact, Julie Sally at

julie.sally@global-prairie.com, 816.668.1143 or http://showmeabrighterfuture.com

Pertinent address: Capaha Park, Broadway and West End Blvd, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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VOTE Yes on B. I already have so you all are 1 vote behind already. Smoking kills and smells up the room, sidewalks, malls, restaurants, mother earth,

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 5:44 AM

This tax increase does not help anyone, and hurts small businesses. This is not the way to fund issues that are grossly mismanaged. I agree that smokers need to be more courteous, but if public schools need money they should get it from the right people...those who are using the schools. Charge kids to park (most school buses are half empty. Raise property taxes on parents that have children in public schools. Require the schools to balance their checkbooks just like every other business. Gasoline, diesel, alcohol, and tobacco cannot afford to be taxed further...this is just bad business.

-- Posted by pietreface on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 12:14 PM

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