Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Proposition 29 Trails in Initial Vote Count

The Proposition 29 dollar a pack cigarette tax appears to be going down to defeat with a 50.8% no vote. But the Yes on 29 campaign is not conceding defeat, saying there are hundreds of thousands of votes that remain to be counted. The tobacco industry spent about 50 million dollars to defeat the measure. Sharon Sobotta was at the Lafayette part of the Yes on 29 campaign as supporters of the tobacco tax awaited results last night.