California voters narrowly rejected Proposition 29, which would have raised taxes on various tobacco products, including cigars. The measure would have raised California’s state OTP tax from just over 33% to just under 55%, a nearly 75% increase.

Prop 29 Fails

Fortunately for California, the measure was rejected last night by a margin of over 60,000 votes, meaning California will not see a raise in cigar taxes in the immediate future.

California Citizens Against Wasteful Taxes, a group lobbying against Prop 29, is a halfwheel sponsor.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.