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The Legislature Today: Tomblin Says 'Probably Could' Sign $1 Tobacco Tax

The Legislature Today
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Senators want to raise the state’s tobacco tax by $1, but Governor Tomblin says that could cause a loss of business in the border counties. Still, Tomblin says if the measure is approved by the House of Delegates he "probably could" sign it.

More than a week after lawmakers voted to override Governor Tomblin’s veto of the Right-to-Work measure, members of the business community are still debating its worth. We meet two West Virginia business owners, one of which pulled his membership from the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce over the bill.

In the House, Delegates vote on a bill that would allow certain people to consume raw milk. A similar bill was vetoed by Governor Tomblin last year.


Ashton Marra covers the Capitol for West Virginia Public Radio and can be heard weekdays on West Virginia Morning, the station’s daily radio news program. Ashton can also be heard Sunday evenings as she brings you state headlines during NPR’s weekend edition of All Things Considered. She joined the news team in October of 2012.

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