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Road funding: Gov. against cigarette tax hike, tolls still on the table

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb’s press conference in the 2017 legislative session came with revealing details about where he stands on pre-K funding, the cigarette tax and toll roads. This comes after the Indiana House and Senate unveiled their proposed budgets for the next two fiscal years. The House budget called […]

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Senate changes the combination of taxes in road funding plan

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A road funding plan that would cost drivers more money at the pump and could add tolls to Indiana roadways moves forward in the Senate with a new combination of tax increases. The House Republican plan included a 10-cent increase on both diesel and gas taxes. However, the Senate […]

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Cigarette tax deters smoking but threatens small business

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — When he was 10 years old, Jeff Slinker started smoking cigarettes, a decision that would lead to many medical problems later in his life. Decades later, he has lost the left side of his jaw, four lymph nodes and his teeth. They were all removed after he was diagnosed […]

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$1 per pack tax hike on cigarettes opposed by convenience stores

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana convenience store owners say a proposed $1 tax hike on every pack of cigarettes would devastate their businesses. Members of the Indiana Grocery and Convenience Store Association, including President Joe Lackey, testified against the cigarette tax increase in a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Monday. The Senate Appropriations Committee […]

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Budget passes House after questions of education funding

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House Republican version of the state’s two-year, $32 billion budget passed the full House Monday after questions about whether the budget is favoring charter and suburban schools over traditional public and urban schools. Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, called the House Bill 1001 budget an “honest, good appraisal” of […]

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House Republicans propose cigarette tax hike to fund budget

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers could soon pay $1 more for every pack of cigarettes they purchase if Indiana House Republicans move forward with their proposed biennial state budget. Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, unveiled the $31 billion budget Wednesday, with a cigarette tax hike that would provide the state with an additional $287 […]

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Bill to raise the smoking age, cigarette tax advances

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers are looking into a bill that would raise the cigarette tax and legal smoking age as a way to curb the state’s tobacco habit.   The author of House Bill 1578, Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer, R-Beech Grove, said the measure aims to: Raise the cigarette tax up to $2.49 depending […]

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Health leaders want to raise cigarette tax, smoking age

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A coalition of Indiana health and business professionals is asking lawmakers to raise the cigarette tax and the legal smoking age with the goal of improving the health of Hoosiers. “If Indiana was a patient, we would say that she in critical condition,” Anthem President Rob Hillman said. In […]

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Retailers worry proposed cigarette tax increase could spur black market

Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers are split when it comes to a bill that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for road funding. House Bill 1001, the House GOP’s road funding plan, would raise the gasoline tax to four cents per gallon and raise the cigarette tax by $1 a pack to fund road […]

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State offers jobs help to HIP 2.0 members

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Members of state’s health insurane plan for low-income Hoosiers will now have access to career development resources. The Family and Social Services Administration announced the creation of the Gateway to Work program on Monday. Only Healthy Indiana Plan members will be eligible to join Gateway to Work, which is […]