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Republican governors are backing tobacco taxes; how about Hogan?

June 26, 2015

The Republican governors and legislatures of Nevada, Kansas and Louisiana should inspire Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and our Democratic General Assembly to work together to save many lives from tobacco in our state as well enacting a dollar increase in the Maryland tobacco tax in 2016.... Read more »

Maryland legislature considered many tax increases

April 22, 2015

“(We should) increase prices for tobacco to drive down the usage,” said Bill Sponsor Bill Sponsor Sen. Richard Madaleno, D-Montgomery. “A constitutional majority of the House and the Senate have both pledged to stand with this bill. We have people on record, more than enough, to raise the tobacco tax by one dollar.”... Read more »

City’s top health official advocates for cigarette tax hike

February 27, 2015

  WBAL NBC February 25, 2015 By Jennifer Franciotti BALTIMORE —Baltimore City’s health commissioner traveled this week to Annapolis to ask lawmakers to raise the state’s cigarette tax, saying just $1 more per pack will save lives. Lawmakers are considering a proposal to raise the current $2-per-pack tax by $1. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana […]... Read more »

Marylanders Strongly Support Life-Saving Tobacco Tax Increase To Restore Health Care for Pregnant Women

February 19, 2015

Media Advisory February 19, 2015 Today, the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative released a new survey by respected pollster Steve Raabe of OpinionWorks showing that Marylanders by 59% to 31% oppose Governor Larry Hogan’s health care cuts for pregnant women.  The survey also shows that 65%  of Marylanders, including 51% of Republicans, support a one dollar […]... Read more »

Dollar-a-pack cigarette tax hike proposed, despite Hogan pledge

February 5, 2015

Madaleno believes that an increase tax on cigarettes could provide necessary funds to support the possible 1,400 pregnant women between the 185% and 250% of the federal poverty level who will be denied Medicaid coverage under Hogan’s budget.... Read more »

MD health advocates push increase in tobacco tax

Supporters of a tax hike on cigarette packs are hoping the higher price will also increase healthier living... Read more »

MD’s cigarette tax is saving lives

January 5, 2015

If Mr. Hogan intends to cut taxes, as he has promised, the tobacco tax is one he’d be well advised to leave intact.... Read more »

Great op-ed in the Washington Post

April 21, 2014

"As Maryland weighs another tobacco tax increase, it can look to the success of its last one."... Read more »

Healthcare advocates push for cigarette tax hike

April 10, 2014

Today, health care advocates and community leaders sent letters to every candidate in the General Assembly to endorse a a $1 increase of tobacco taxes, bringing the tax to $3-a-pack. The letters described a media and grassroots campaign, including pictures of print ads, to rally Marylanders around the initiative.... Read more »

Two days after session ends, a push for higher tobacco taxes

  WBAL 1090AM April 9, 2014 Robert Lang Two days after the 2014 Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended, groups supporting an increase in the state’s cigarette tax are thinking about next year. Members of Maryland Health Care for All and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids held a news conference in Annapolis today […]... Read more »