Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski is expected to ask state legislators for a record increase in the state’s cigarette tax to fund his Healthy Kids Plan on Monday.
The plan, part of Kulongoski’s re-election campaign, is aimed at making sure every child in Oregon has access to health care.
The proposal would boost the tax on a pack of cigarettes by 85 cents, pushing it just over the $2.00 mark.
Light 'em up!