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Vt. lawmakers look at cigarette tax

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Vermont lawmakers will consider a myriad of tax proposals Tuesday. House and Senate negotiators are set to resume discussions over which taxes to increase to balance the state budget.

Meanwhile, the Senate is looking at a separate increase in the cigarette tax. The finance committee Monday approved an 80-cent hike that would push the tax up to $3.42 a pack. Critics note that is twice the tax in New Hampshire.

The House has already passed a 50-cent cigarette tax increase as part of its budget package.

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