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Oppose Kentucky Anti-Small Business Legislation

We need your Help! As a resident of Kentucky, I write in opposition to SB 81 and HB 147. These bills would allow local governments to create ordinances and regulations…

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Support Montana HB 285

This measure provides for the operation of cigar bars in the state, clarifies that a “cigar bar” is not a “bar”, and provides a definition for “cigar”.  This measure provides…

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Support North Dakota HB 1152

HB 1152 is being considered in North Dakota that would provide cigar bars and lounges an exemption to smoking bans within the state. This legislation would provide regulatory certainity to…

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Oppose HB 266 in Missouri

Missouri HB 266 (HB 2275 [2020]) allows local governments throughout the state to propose tax increases on tobacco products. Introduced by Missouri Rep. Peter Merideth, D-St. Louis, the bill would…

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Reopening Michigan Cigar Lounges

This week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services arbitrarily and suddenly issued a proclamation banning smoking in cigar lounges throughout the state. They did this using COVID-19 as…

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Oppose Anti-Small Business Legislation

Oregon is considering HB 2071 which would provide the ability for local governments to regulate tobacco products. This legislation would allow cities and muncipalities to enact regulations and ordiances that…

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Oppose Premium Cigar Tax Increase In Maine

Maine State Representative Joyce McCreight has introduced LD 1423 which would raise the level of taxation on all tobacco products, and specifically would raise the OTP (Other Tobacco Products) tax…

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Oppose Premium Cigar Tax Increase In Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Senator Harriette Chandler has introduced S.B. 1809 which would raise the level of taxation on all tobacco products, and specifically would raise the OTP (Other Tobacco Products) tax…

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Support Delaware Senate Bill 131

This Act lowers the tax rate for premium cigars from 30% to 15% of the wholesale price so that Delaware’s tax rate is consistent with the tax rates for premium…

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