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Tobacco-supported group opposing I-185 raises $7.7 million, outspending others by far

September 17, 2018View for printing


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With less than two months until the November election, the group opposing a ballot initiative that would increase the tax on tobacco products to pay for Medicaid expansion dramatically revved up its campaign contributions and spending.

During the month of August, Montanans Against Tax Hikes reported bringing in more than $7.7 million in its effort to defeat Ballot Initiative 185, which would raise the price of a pack of cigarettes by $2.

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