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Legislative notebook: Higher cigarette, little cigar taxes on agenda

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are considering raising cigarette taxes and the cost of little cigars by classifying them cigarettes, which are taxed at a higher rate than cigars.

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The House taxes committee took comments about the proposals, but did not vote on either issue Thursday. It plans to return to the matters.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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