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WA Lege SpecSess: Cigarette tax passes

OLYMPIA — Smokers should expect to pay another $1 for a pack of cigarettes soon.

The Senate just passed a tax hike for cigarettes as the Legislature moves towards adjournment. It would raise an estimated $100 million in new tax revenue, an amount that’s being factored into the new taxes Democrats are raising to come with $800 million in new revenue as part of the “balanced solution” to the state’s $2.8 billion budget hole.

The House has already passed higher cigarette taxes.

The Senate vote was 28-17. To see the roll call, go inside the blog.

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