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In order for the measure to be placed on the ballot in 2018, petitioners will need to gather almost 14,000 signatures of registered voters before November 2017
In order for the measure to be placed on the ballot in 2018, petitioners will need to gather almost 14,000 signatures of registered voters before November 2017
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August 3, 2017

2018 Ballot Measures Propose Increase in Tobacco Tax

Two proposed initiated measures for 2018 are looking to increase the tobacco tax, reports KOTA News. One version increases the tax on packs of 20 cigarettes would be raised by 50 cents, while a second version raises the tax by one dollar.

In order for the measure to be placed on the ballot in 2018, petitioners will need to gather almost 14,000 signatures of registered voters before November 2017. In nearby North Dakota, voters rejected increasing the current 44 cent tobacco tax to $2.20 cents last year.

You can read the South Dakota Attorney General’s statement on both version one (50 cent tax increase) and version two (one dollar increase) on the SD Secretary of State’s website.

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