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Jared Polis’ plan to ask voters for nicotine tax overwhelmingly rejected by Colorado Senate

The Colorado Senate on Thursday night rejected Gov. Jared Polis’ plan to ask voters to approve a uniform nicotine tax, with Democrats in the chamber overwhelmingly voting down the effort. House Bill 1333 died on an unrecorded, division vote, with members in the chamber standing to signal if they are for or against the measure. […]

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Opinion: Polis touted e-cigs as helpful. Now he backs bad policy that would put 62% tax on nicotine in vape fuel

BDuring the 2018 election, then-Congressman Jared Polis gave his support for vaping products as a form of harm-reduction, even going so far as to retweet an article from the libertarian-leaning CATO Institute titled “E-cig regulation likely to burn low-income Americans.” Eight months later, it seemed that he had abandoned his beliefs on vaping, moving full-steam […]