Cigarette TAx

Ky. Senate Leader: No Promise Chamber Will Consider Cigarette, Opioid Taxes

Mar 2, 2018
Stu Johnson

The leader of the state Senate is making no promises on whether proposals to increase the cigarette tax and create a tax on pain pills will be considered in his chamber.

On Thursday, the Republican-led state House of Representatives passed a revenue bill that would increase the cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack and create a 25-cent tax that distributors would have to pay for each dose of opioid pills sold in Kentucky.