tobacco tax

Delay Counting Mail-In Ballots
Yellowstone County elections officials say they expect a delay in counting mail-in ballots this year because the absentee ballot has two pages. The second page of the ballot includes the two ballot initiatives. Statewide results of the initiatives to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicaid expans…
Montana Ballot Initiatives
Montana’s November ballot will include more than the hotly contested races for U.S. House and Senate, as voters will weigh in on proposals to increase tobacco taxes and create new water standards for hard-rock mines. Secretary of State Corey Stapleton’s office announc…
MT Senate Approves Tobacco Tax
The Montana Senate approved a big increase in state tobacco taxes on Thursday, which supporters said would help fund health-care costs, but sparked emotional reaction from opponents of the measure.  KTVQ.com reports the Senate voted 27-22 in favor SB 354, which increases cigarette taxes by $1..…