tobacco tax http://wrkf.org en On Tobacco Taxes, Medicaid, Lawmakers Clutch Purse Strings http://wrkf.org/post/tobacco-taxes-medicaid-lawmakers-clutch-purse-strings <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Polls show that the people of Louisiana and the legislature are at odds. Tuesday a constitutional amendment to raise the cigarette tax failed in committee – though recent polls by the American Cancer Society show 73 percent of Louisianians would approve of a tobacco tax increase.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:50:31 +0000 Kelly Connelly 9383 at http://wrkf.org Budget Restructuring Flies Through Committee; Tobacco Bills Up in Smoke http://wrkf.org/post/budget-restructuring-flies-through-committee-tobacco-bills-smoke <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House committees took up two big ticket items Monday: budget reform and tobacco taxes. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bills that would makeover the process of building the state’s budget passed favorably in the House Appropriations committee. A packed Ways and Means committee did not vote on tobacco taxes; representatives deferred their bills.</span></p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:02:24 +0000 Kelly Connelly & Ashley Westerman 9291 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: State Rep. Ted James, American Cancer Society's Andrew Muhl http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-state-rep-ted-james-american-cancer-societys-andrew-muhl <p>Rev. Timothy Keller gets the show started by discussing Christianity in America and the world today.</p><p>Jim talks with Baton Rouge state Representative Ted James and Andrew Muhl, with the American Cancer Society, about Governor Jindal's plans to raise tobacco taxes as part of his big tax reforms.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:18:36 +0000 Jim Engster 7063 at http://wrkf.org