House Okays Cigarette Tax Increase

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House lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the cigarette tax in Louisiana.

The tax hike will boost the tax from 86 cents per pack to $1.08 per pack.

It would raise $16 million for this year and $46 million next year.

The $1.08 per pack tax is the average of Louisiana’s border states: Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas.

The bill now heads to the Senate.

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