Vote taken to revive cigarette tax bill - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson, MS 03/30/09

Vote taken to revive cigarette tax bill

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Mississippi lawmakers have voted to revive a bill that would increase the state's cigarette tax. The bill died last week when negotiators couldn't agree on a compromise before a deadline.

But Monday, with a two-thirds majority vote in both the Senate and the House, the deadline was suspended to allow more talks.

Last week the House had offered to set the tax at 80 cents a pack and the Senate had offered 60 cents.

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