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Group sues over ballot tobacco tax

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One tobacco-funded group is looking to change the wording on a citizen ballot initiative that would significantly raise taxes on tobacco in Montana.

The group called Montanans Against Tax Hikes filed a lawsuit on Monday against Attorney General Tim Fox. The lawsuit argues wording on the ballot will confuse voters.


AG Fox's office responded to our inquiries by saying they stand by their legal sufficiency review. If passed the initiative would raise the state tax on packs of cigarettes by two dollars. Other tobacco products like e-cigarettes would also see their first state tax.

The American Cancer Society argues the tax could save lives.

Fox's court response is due on August 13.

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