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AP: Tobacco Tax Fails in Vote Count

June 22, 2012 | 1:14 pm

AP: Tobacco Tax Fails in Vote Count

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by Hannah Dreier Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A closely-watched effort to impose a new tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in the nation’s most populous state has failed by six tenths of a percentage point. The Associated Press determined Friday that California’s Proposition 29, backed by cycling legend Lance Armstrong, had […]

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Tobacco Tax Losing by 63,000 Votes

June 6, 2012 | 9:32 am

Tobacco Tax Losing by 63,000 Votes

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Proposition 29, the $1.00 per pack cigarette tax is currently losing by about 63,000 votes out of approximately 3,853,000 cast. That’s a 1.6 percent margin. You can check out the latest vote tally at the Secretary of State’s ballot measure results page. Despite some media reports that the results are final, the election is still […]

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