SC Legislature Votes to Raise Tobacco Tax

SC Legislature Votes to Raise Tobacco Tax

Though a bill to increase Georgia’s tax on tobacco products stalled in the legislature, South Carolina is moving ahead with an increase of its own, the Governor Mark Sanford has threatened to veto the measure.

From the Associated Press:

South Carolina’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax would increase by 50 cents under a bill that won key approval in the state Senate Wednesday.

It faces long odds in becoming law and sparing state Medicaid programs from deep cuts.

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