Cigarette tax increase could provide $81M more a year

By Tierra Smith

BATON ROUGE – Seven bills raising taxes on Louisiana’s tobacco products are before the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, filed HB3 levies a tax increase from 86 cent to $1.08 per pack. Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, filed HB14 that called for the same tax increase. Rep. Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches, did as well

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