The Maine Legislature approved L.D. 1887, which would double the tax on cigarett
The Maine Legislature approved L.D. 1887, which would double the tax on cigarettes, but Gov. King vowed to veto the measure. King, opposed to the bill because the revenue is earmarked for new programs, said he would support it if the money were used solely to reduce income taxes. If King's veto is upheld, it would mean another victory for the tobacco industry. The Money and Politics Project has just completed a study showing that Maine legislators who received tobacco money during the 1996 election season were more likely to vote for tobacco interests than lawmakers who did not receive contributions from the tobacco industry. Details.
Bills, Legislative, Taxation Cigarette tax
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "The Maine Legislature approved L.D. 1887, which would double the tax on cigarett" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2493.