Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to increase the city’s cigarette tax by $.75 a pack, which would raise the combined local and state tax rate to $7.42 a pack- the highest in the nation. The video above, by Fox 32, features the Heartland Institute’s John Nothdurft and his brief, yet powerful, opinion on the proposed tax increase.
[First published at Crain’s Chicago.] This is no way to solve budget problems caused by years of reckless spending. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle proposes a $25 tax on…