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Show-Me a Brighter future’s Proposition B Bus Tour to stop in Lee’s Summit

Show-Me a Brighter future’s Proposition B Bus Tour to stop in Lee’s Summit

October 4, 2012

Join Lee’s Summit school and community leaders at event in support of increasing country’s lowest tobacco tax to benefit schools, kids and the future of Missouri

Lee’s Summit City Hall, 2200 SE Green St., on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
 
The Prop B Bus Tour will be passing through Lee’s Summit to hold a press event with public schools and community leaders to discuss Prop B and the benefits it will provide the local community. Prop B will help improve health in Missouri by reducing smoking and provide new funding for Missouri’s public schools, colleges and universities through a .73 cent tax increase per pack of cigarettes and increased taxes on other tobacco products. Prop B will generate $283 million in new revenue annually, 80% of which will be dedicated to Missouri’s public schools, colleges and universities.
 
Misty Snodgrass, Spokesperson, Show-Me A Brighter Future/American Cancer Society
Cathy Jolly, member, Center School Board; former Kansas City Council Member and State Representative
Mark Woodring, Associate Administrator of Operations, Truman Medical Center
Dr. Edwin Kraemer, Truman Medical Center Community leaders, activists and education supporters

To learn more about the campaign to show Missourians a brighter future, go to: www.showmeabrighterfuture.com



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  1. locomotivebreath1901 says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 14:44
    "Prop B will help improve health in Missouri by reducing smoking and provide new funding for Missouri’s public schools..."
    Actually, that's not factual. Higher tobacco prices do not deter smokers, due to the intensity of their addiction to nicotine.
    However, higher tax rates on tobacco does produce higher tax revenue.
    But, I've never understood the dissonance of using a deadly, nasty habit to help finance education for children. The message it sends is rather dysfunctional.

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