A look at both sides of Proposition 29, the initiative on the June ballot, which would increase the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack if approved.
Gov. Jerry Brown has booted a doctor from a state advisory panel after she appeared in industry-funded television ads slamming a proposed tobacco tax to fund cancer research.
If voters approve the tax measure Lance Armstrong is championing in the June primary, smokers in the nation’s most populous state will pay an extra $1 for each pack they buy, raising hundreds of millions of dollars.
They call the No on 29 ad campaign a way to confuse voters.
Even though most Californians think the budget remains a big problem, just a slim majority of likely voters say they support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed tax initiative for the November ballot, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California.