( – promoted by Cool Cal)
Smokers may have to cough up an extra $1 a pack to get their nicotine fix this morning after lawmakers passed a cigarette tax hike just hitting a July 1 deadline last night.
Opponents blasted the last-minute passage of the tax as the bill awaited Gov. Deval Patrick’s signature.
The tax increase, which pols say will bring $175 million to the state
Sticking it to the taxpayers – Yes We Can!
Lowering Property taxes – No We can’t!
Keeping Promises – No We Can’t!