House Panel OKs Tax Hike on Vaping
By The Associated Press
KENTUCKY - A bill to impose an excise tax on vaping products has cleared a Kentucky House committee.

The bill also would raise existing taxes on tobacco products other than cigarettes. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the measure would raise nearly $50 million over two years.

The measure advances to the full House. Rep. Jerry Miller offered a compromise version Tuesday that would result in a smaller revenue gain for the state. Health advocates hoped for more but spoke in favor of the compromise during a House budget committee meeting.

Published 01:00 PM, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020
Updated 05:56 AM, Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020



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