Two Rochester Republicans propose to double cigarette tax

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 13, 2012 - 7:43 PM

Lonely Republican in the Senate proposed doubling down on smoking to raise money for schools and cutting business taxes.

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jarlmnFeb. 13, 12 4:34 PM

Gee, I can't wait to see how fast the Democrats turn themselves into hypocrites, by demonizing this somehow, because it is a Republican deal..

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lbeantwoFeb. 13, 12 4:34 PM

What are you going to tax when everyone quits smoking? Not saying this is a bad tax, just wondering what the next evil will be

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starreaderjaFeb. 13, 12 4:37 PM

Republicans proposing ANY tax INCREASE is not a good thing, EVERY for ANY reason.

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i4adodgeFeb. 13, 12 4:39 PM

And then people will do what my family does... have the relatives in Georgia ship them up 20 cartons at a time.

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mongoose32Feb. 13, 12 4:44 PM

2 Republican legislators are WRONG!

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rongomongoFeb. 13, 12 4:45 PM

Please go repress some other group that more closely represents and uses schools. A much more approporiate tax would be on school suplies like diapers, paper, pens, crayons and pencils.

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rongomongoFeb. 13, 12 4:48 PM

Looking for a revenue stream for St. Paul schools? Mmmmmmm....how about charging tuition for illegal aliens? Se the tuition high enoough and that will fix your funding problem right there.

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garagewineFeb. 13, 12 4:50 PM

More junk science and predatory taxation from the Republicans. They should just leave this dead horse alone.

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furguson11Feb. 13, 12 4:51 PM

I smell Vikings Stadium funding... cough, cough.

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kinnickFeb. 13, 12 4:56 PM

I have a great idea to raise revenues in the state of Minnesota along with tax hikes on smokers. Since I have to buy expensive auto tabs every year,why don't people on bikes have to have tabs on their bikes? Signs everywhere to "share the road" so if I have to share the road,then why shouldn't they have to pay also?? Quick tell me when was the last time u saw someone on a bike stop for a stop sign? Since Gov. Mark wants us to be all equal,he should ok this!!

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