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Proposal to raise cigarette tax to $1 a pack

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A top Kentucky lawmaker wants to raise the cigarette tax to $1 a pack.

Increasing the cigarette tax would bring $100 million a year into the pension system for government retirees.

Last week the state Senate passed a bill to increase funding to the pension system, but it didn't name a source of funding to do that.

The struggling government retirement fund is short by $33 billion.

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