Senate Bill Seeks to Revive Cigarette Tax Talk

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

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 a 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.

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

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