If House Bill 151 is passed into law during the current legislative session, the cost of a pack of cigarettes will be quite a bit higher.
State Representative Mike Madden introduced the bill in an effort to find much needed revenue to overcome the state’s budget deficit.
The bill would increase the tax on cigarettes by 30 cents per pack, but it could generate nearly $8 million to the state’s coffers.
The bill is awaiting a third and final reading by the full House before advancing to the Senate.

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