South Carolina votes to raise cigarette tax

Unless the S.C. legislature somehow rallies to the side of their beloved Guv and his threatened veto, the Palmetto Bug state will soon leapfrog North Carolina in the knock-down, drag out battle over which state has the 44th highest cigarette tax in the country. Yesterday the SC Senate voted 41-1 to raise the tax from 7 cents to 50 cents per pack.

Can’t be long before pro-bidness lawmakers move to use OUR rate of 44 cents as a recruiting tool to lure Pedro’s to move north of the border.

FYI, the average rate is $1.41.


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