Tobacco Tax Arguments in Court

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JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County judge heard arguments Friday from supporters of a proposed tobacco tax increase who said Secretary of State Robin Carnahan wrongly rejected their initiative petitions. They said Carnahan's office should have counted about 1,800 signatures gathered by petition circulators, although Carnahan said they did not register with her office. Tobacco tax opponents said the court should also invalidate thousands of signatures of people who listed different addresses than on the state's voter database.

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