Cigarette Tax Proponents Push For $2-Per-Pack IncreaseProponents of an effort to raise California’s cigarette tax have launched a new effort to raise the cigarette tax by $2 a pack, this time with support from wealthy donor Tom Steyer.
California Prop 29 Tobacco Tax Narrowly Loses In Final Vote TallyA closely-watched effort to impose a new tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in the nation’s most populous state has failed by six tenths of a percentage point.
Prop. 29 Tobacco Tax Too Close To Call; Absentee Ballots UntalliedAs of Wednesday morning, Proposition 29 was apparently headed to defeat by just over 1 percent, or about 64,000 votes, out of more than 3.8 million votes counted. But there’s an unknown number of ballots left to be tallied.
CBS 5 Poll: Prop. 29 Tobacco Tax Way Too Close To CallWith five days remaining until the deadline for voting, Proposition 29 may pass narrowly or may not pass, according to a new KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll released Thursday.
Phil Matier: Study Finds Tobacco Tax Money Not Going To Prevention MeasuresKCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at exactly where money is being spent from California's tobacco tax.
Supporters Of California Cigarette Tax Measure Lash Out At Big TobaccoThey call the No on 29 ad campaign a way to confuse voters.
Poll Shows Californians Cooling To Governor Brown's Tax InitiativeEven 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.
Phil Matier: California May Lift Limits On Local Tax IncreasesA bill making its way through the state Senate would let counties and school districts put local tax measures up for a popular vote.