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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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House GOP plan to fix roads creates concern about the tobacco tax

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 30 Hoosiers lined up to testify Wednesday about a bill that would provide funding to local roads through the state’s excess reserves, but also by increasing gas and cigarette taxes. “It’s a very important bill to our state and we want to be certain that we vet […]