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Eagle County Looks For Public Comment on Tobacco Tax

Sep 9, 2019

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Eagle County is proposing to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco and nicotine products. And citizen pro and con opinions on the tax increase could end up in the hands of every Eagle county voter. 

 

Starting in 2020, the county wants to impose a 4 dollar a pack tax increase on cigarettes and a new 40 per cent tax on all other tobacco and nicotine products. That would raise 4 million, 500 thousand dollars to be used in public health programs to decrease smoking and vape use and to treat substance abuse. The issue will be on the November 5th ballot.

Eagle County registered voters can share their thoughts on the proposed tax increase and a summary will be included in the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights ballot issue notice which will be mailed to all registered voters.

Email your comments by noon September 20th to regina.obrien@eaglecounty.us.

 

Pro and con statements can also be delivered by hand to the Clerk and Recorder's Office in Eagle at 500 Broadway; or mailed to P.O. Box 537, Eagle, CO 81631.