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Republican governors are backing tobacco taxes; how about Hogan?

Republican governors are backing tobacco taxes; how about Hogan?

Over the past few weeks, three Republican governors — Sam Brownback of Kansas, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Mark Sandoval of Nevada — signed into law substantial tobacco tax increases passed by their overwhelmingly Republican legislatures. We hope that this will show Maryland's Republican Governor and Democratic General Assembly that tobacco tax increases are truly nonpartisan public health revenue measures. Our Healthy Maryland Initiative Coalition of over 750 faith, community, health care, labor and business groups from across Maryland is seeking the same one dollar per pack cigarette tax increase which was enacted this year in Republican dominated Nevada. The...

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