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 Still Too Close To Call, Results May Take WeeksTwo weeks after California voters went to the polls, the fate of a ballot measure that would impose a new tax on cigarettes remains uncertain.
Many Votes From Tuesday’s California Primary Still UncountedThe votes are all in for the California primary but many remained uncounted Wednesday, leaving some races still up in the air, notably the statewide question on whether to increase the tax on tobacco to fund cancer research.
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.
Early Returns Show California Voters Divided On Tobacco TaxEarly election returns show Californians divided on whether to slap an additional $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products to fund cancer research.
Californians Weigh Proposition 29 $1 Per Pack Tobacco TaxCalifornia voters were deciding Tuesday whether to approve a tobacco tax that pits Lance Armstrong against major cigarette makers in a multimillion-dollar fight.
Historic Low Turnout Expected In California For Presidential PrimaryA new Field Poll has found that only 35 percent of Californians are expected to vote in Tuesday's statewide presidential primary.
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.
Poll Shows California Voters Support Tobacco Tax, Term Limits MeasuresCalifornia voters appear ready to approve two statewide initiatives on the June 5 ballot, Proposition 28 to shorten legislator term limits and Proposition 29 to increase cigarette taxes, according to a new poll.
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.
KCBS In Depth: Pros And Cons Of Prop 29A 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. Brown Ousts Anti Prop. 29 Doctor From Advisory PanelGov. 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.
Tobacco Industry Raises Millions To Fight Proposition 29If 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.
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.