Senators move to revive cigarette tax

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 28, 2009

JACKSON (AP) — A resolution has been filed in the Mississippi Senate to revive a proposed cigarette tax increase.

A proposal to raise the state’s 18-cent excise tax died this week after lawmakers failed to reach a deal by the legislative deadline.

The resolution filed Friday by Sen. Bill Stone of Ashland would suspend the deadlines so the measure could be brought up again for more negotiations.

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It would take a two-thirds vote by both chambers to suspend the rules.


The resolutions are Senate Concurrent Resolution 683.