Voters renew the 4-cent sales tax on cigarettes for TOPS

HAMMOND, LA— Nearly 70 percent of voters agreed last Saturday to renew a 4-cent sales tax on cigarettes. That cigarette tax generates $12 million a year.The measure takes a portion of tobacco settlement money currently set to be divided between health care and education trust funds, about $40 million per year, and dedicates it to TOPS.
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