Want to balance the state budget? Try a Tobaccco Tax of $1.00 and watch the debt disappear. Other states have done it and it is working. Comparatively our state tobacco tax is on the lower as is. Raising it $1.00 would make a huge difference.
I don't see any down side to this. It is so simple yet so easy. Great idea.
It truly baffles me why legislators are so reluctant to raise the tax. Tobacco lobbyists perhaps? Talk about special interests.