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Brown floats $2 tobacco tax increase to fund Medicaid

Apr. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown plans to pay down the state's Medicaid shortfall through a $2 tax increase on tobacco products, plus an additional tax on e-cigarettes and other vaping products. The governor told the House Committee on Revenue Wednesday that the tax "will provide long-term...