Cigarette tax hike faces uphill battle in the House
By Barbara Hoberock, Tulsa World
OKLAHOMA CITY — An effort to increase the tax on cigarettes faces an uphill battle in the Oklahoma House.
As a revenue-raising measure, it must start in the House and would require a super majority (75 percent) in both chambers.
House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, does not sound optimistic about prospects for the measure.
“It is going to take a bipartisan effort,” McCall said. “Right now, it does not appear to be a will to do so.”