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  • Jindal, lawmakers compromise on cigarette tax

    June 23, 2011 5:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Westwego senator has agreed to accept the cigarette tax renewal that the House tacked onto his proposal to fund a popular college scholarship program. The compromise is expected to bring to a close one of the most contentious battles of the legislative session, all... more »
  • Jindal Says He'll Veto Cigarette Tax Within Days

    June 4, 2011 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's not changing his mind: He intends to veto a 4-cent per pack cigarette tax renewal passed by Louisiana lawmakers. Jindal received the bill this week and said he will reject it within the 10 days he has before the renewal... more »
  • State GOP Running Radio Ad Against Cigarette Tax

    May 13, 2011 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Republican Party says it's launching an anti-tobacco tax ad Friday on radio stations around Louisiana. According to a script released by the GOP, former U.S. Rep. Bob Livingston narrates the 30-second ad, which urges people to call their lawmakers and tell them to... more »

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