Tobacco lovers in Connecticut received two wins in the state legislature.

Last week, the text of a budget proposal was updated, removing an increase to the state’s cigar tax cap. Earlier versions of the bill included a measure that would increase the tax cap on cigars from 50 cents to $1.50.

This morning, the Senate to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding refused to advance S.B. 164, which would have raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.

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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.