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Capitol Insider Extra: Attorney Who Challenged 2010 Fee Says Cigarette Hike Likely Unconstitutional

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Jacob McCleland
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KGOU

 

Following the 2017 Oklahoma Legislative Session, several lawsuits have emerged challenging the constitutionality of revenue raising measures. Laws in question include the $1.50 cigarette fee, 1.25 percent sales tax increase on vehicles, among others.

An attorney who successfully argued against the constitutionality of a 2010 health care fee says the current lawsuits have similarities to the case he won seven years ago.

 

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