Thank You, Boone County, for your overwhelming support of Proposition B. In Boone County the proposed 73¢ tobacco tax passed with 60% of the vote. Sixty-four percent (64%) of Columbia voters approved it. It was the right thing to do. Ultimately, it fell short statewide by 42,000 votes–1.6%.
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Rep. Kelly urges voters to support Proposition B, the increase in the state’s tobacco tax. At 17¢––the lowest tobacco tax in the country––it is imperative that we take this opportunity to provide a minimum of $283M per year to our state’s public schools ($142M), our public colleges and universities ($85M), and smoking cessation and healthcare ($56M).
Please vote “YES” on Prop B on November 6th.