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Tobacco companies bankrolling rival efforts to hike Missouri’s tobacco tax

By JO MANNIES • 4.21.16 For all the talk about increasing Missouri’s tobacco tax to provide more money for education and transportation, the state’s two dueling tobacco-tax proposals appear caught in a longstanding dispute that has nothing to do with their objectives. Tobacco companies are the chief donors to both initiative-petition campaigns that seek to

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        Why does Missouri Cures oppose the 2016 Early Childhood Health and Education Amendment ballot initiative promoted by a group called Raise Your Hand for Kids (RYH4K)? Missouri Cures does not take a position on the merits of a tobacco tax to support early childhood education. Our opposition to the initiative is