Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure On Tap for Next State Election
A measure to raise the tobacco tax by $1 per pack to fund cancer research and smoking cessation programs has qualified for the ballot for the next statewide election. The measure would raise an estimated $500 million annually. The next statewide election is scheduled for February 2012, but lawmakers could call a special election in June.
- "What Else Would Be on a June Statewide Ballot" (Van Oot, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 1/11).