Fallin still wants cigarette tax hike

Gov. Mary Fallin criticized the vote on House Bill 2365 in the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget meeting because it didn’t advance tax increases on gasoline and cigarettes.

“I am disappointed the House Democrats on the Joint Appropriations and Budget Committee voted against the cigarette and gasoline revenue measure to help fund education, public safety, health and infrastructure,” said Fallin. “They have said they want to fix our large budget shortfall, but where’s the vote?”