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Greeley City Council Rejects Tobacco Tax

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – The Greeley City Council has rejected a proposal to ask voters in November to add a 75-cent-per-pack tax on all cigarettes purchased in Greeley.

Mayor Tom Norton says time is no time to determine what effect it would have on the city and the state.

The state now collects 84 cents per pack of cigarettes, and it shares back 27 percent of that with local governments. Last year, that provided $200,000 to the city of Greeley. If the city added its own tax, it would lose that state share-back.

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