Sin Taxes: Cigarettes

Revenue, abstinence…or maybe neither? Our story starts in New York State. Recognizing the health risks of cigarettes and the potential for generating revenue, New York State levied one of the hi…

More Soda Wars

If you lived in Richmond, California, would you vote yes or no for their proposed soda tax? The tax is unusual because it does not charge people at the register. Instead, retailers would have to pay a…

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