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Tobacco tax

The governor wants cigars and other tobacco products to be taxed at the same higher rate as cigarettes. Cigarettes carry a tax of $2 per pack, which is a 66 percent wholesale tax, while the cigar tax is 15 percent. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says he’s firmly opposed. Barbara Haddock Taylor