Opponents of a Tobacco Tax Initiative Say Local Governments Could Lose Money if the Measure Passes

Opponents of a tobacco tax initiative on the Missouri ballot say local governments could lose money if the measure passes. The proposal could raise the state cigarette tax from $0.17 to $0.90 per pack and also increase taxes on other tobacco products. An estimate from the state auditor’s office says it would generate between $283 million and $423 million annually for the state, but an association of convenience stores hired an economist at MU to analyze the issue. That study assumes a higher tax will decrease sales of tobacco products, thus decreasing dales tax revenues for cities and counties.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is St. Francis Borgia Baseball Player Justin Horace. Justin is one of the team leaders at the plate with a .371 average, two home runs and 17 rbi. He bats third in the lineup and is a solid defender at second base. Justin had a double in Monday's 3-0 loss to Lutheran-St. Charles. Justin has been a good hitter since he started playing as a youngster.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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I am a woman. I would be more than happy to have more money in my paycheck. Too bad the Paycheck Fairness Act won't do that for me. Who wants "equality" if it comes because everyone makes less money?

Nonetheless, the Paycheck Fairness Act is the latest weapon in the War On Women, part II--2014 election style.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Baseball...
Owensville at St. Clair
St. James at Sullivan
Hermann at Pacific

Golf...
Borgia vs. St. Mary's at Forest Park
St. Clair at Owensville
Sullivan will host Hermann and St. James
Pacific and Union will play at Birch Creek

Girls Soccer...
Sullivan at Lutheran South
De Soto at Pacific

Boys Volleyball...
Borgia hosts Bayless