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Legislative notebook: Bill would raise 'little cigar' tax

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ST. PAUL -- Some Minnesota legislators want to raise the tax on "little cigars," saying the products cost less than cigarettes and they can be flavored as a way to attract children.

Senators Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, and Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, said little cigars basically are the same as cigarettes, but taxed differently under state law. Their bills would change that.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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