Prop 29

Californians Could Vote on Higher Tobacco Taxes in 2014

The citizens of California might be deciding whether or not to raise cigarette and tobacco taxes, as a proposed bill has received the go-ahead for…

Weekly News (July 16, 2012)

Editor’s Note: A year ago Friday, July 20 to be more precise, Brooks and I sat down for dinner after the third day of IPCPR…

News: Prop. 29 Recount Requested

According to a report Friday in the Sacramento Bee, a request has been submitted for a recount of the votes cast for Proposition 29 in…

Weekly News (June 25, 2012)

Editor’s Note: After a few weeks of craziness, we seem to be catching up. There are a few technical changes being introduced to the site,…

The Cigar Industry Reacts to Prop. 29’s Defeat

The cigar industry made no secret of their feelings of relief in the wake of the expected defeat of Proposition 29 in California, a proposal…

News: Associated Press Calls Defeat for California’s Prop. 29

The Associated Press has called the results of California’s Proposition 29 and is declaring that the measure will go down in defeat. In a story…

Weekly News (June 11, 2012)

Editor’s Note: Seems like we are doing this every week. Here’s the lengthy state of halfwheel. We aren’t going anywhere. Unfortunately, after returning from Nicaragua,…

News: Cigar Smokers Win in California, Prop 29 is Defeated

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…

Press Release: California’s Proposition 29 is Flawed, and Set to Repeat Mistakes

May 16, 2012 (Sacramento, CA) — In California, a pending ballot measure to raise tobacco taxes is being scrutinized by citizens. The initiative, Proposition 29, proposes a $1 tax increase for cigarettes as well as tax increases for premium cigars and pipe tobaccos. The initiative proposes to create a committee…

Weekly News (May 14, 2012)

Editor’s Note: Despite this tweet, it was somewhat of a slow week in terms of cigar news per say. Perhaps the largest news was the…

Press Release: IPCPR Commits Resources to Defeat California Tax Increase Ballot Measure

March 20, 2012 — To assist in the defeat of Proposition 29, IPCPR is committing significant financial resources to help California’s IPCPR members and our…