Controversial Tobacco Tax Increases Proposed

Governor David Paterson is including new taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products as part of his latest budget extender.

Paterson plans new cigarette taxes and taxes on other tobacco products, as well as a plan to order the collection of taxes on some cigarettes sold on Indian lands. The legislature could vote on the controversial bill late Monday.

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