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June 18, 2014 at 1:58 PM

No vote on cigarette tax increase this year

Voters will not be asked this year to raise the cigarette tax by $1 a pack to fund a new $1 billion cancer-research fund. Despite spending nearly $500,000 on signature gathering and consulting already, backers of Initiative 1356 have decided not to run the initiative this fall. Sandeep Kaushik, spokesman for the I-1356 campaign, said supporters were…


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