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By ALINA STURGESS
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

I-185 would raise tobacco tax to expand Medicaid coverage

 

October 10, 2018



Montana smokers could be on the hook for an additional $2 per pack if ballot initiative Initiative 185 passes. The tobacco industry is shelling out big bucks in hopes it won’t happen.

It’s a big reason your mailbox is stuffed this election season with flyers arguing its pros and cons.

The initiative’s backers see its passage as a “win-win.” Higher taxes for tobacco products could disc...



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