State's proposed cigarette tax increase in serious trouble

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Amid some last minute wrangling of how the funds would be stored, South Carolina's proposed cigarette tax increase is in trouble.

Read more stories on this subject in our cigarettes topic page. The idea shift was to first store the money for a while to see if the federal government was going to put in place new matching requirements.

And that made many Republicans very unhappy.

The Post and Courier is your best bet for what and why. The State has followed up and does a good job stitching it all together; take a read.

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