Senate finance committee gets started on Tomblin’s tobacco tax increase bill
By MetroNews Staff
The Senate Finance Committee began debate Tuesday on legislation that will raise the prices of cigarettes, other tobacco products and e-cigarettes.
The bill (HB 420) is Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposal to raise additional tax money to help balance the state’s budgets for this fiscal year and next.
The bill raises the tax on a pack of cigarettes from the...