$13 a pack? NYC mayor wants highest cigarette prices in US
By sheer coincidence (if you are completely ignorant to even the most basic concepts of economics), NY has the highest rate of cigarette smuggling in the country.
"The goal overall... is to reduce the number of smokers in this city by 160,000 by the year 2020", the mayor said.
Another bill will cap the number of tobacco retailer dealer licenses in each of the city's community districts at 50 percent of the current number, meaning that, if passed, the number of stores in your neighborhood slinging smokes will cut in half.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he would like to see the the cost of a pack of cigarettes go from $10.50 to $13, the highest in the nation. "These companies have used the same playbook for decades, and we can no longer sit by while the next generation becomes addicted".
'We Have a Lot of Work' to Do
Thomas DuCharme Jr., the owner of an Erie McDonald's, said a worker there recognized Stephens as he came through the drive-thru. The employee took Stephens' money and waited for him to drive up to the next window before calling the police, DuCharme said.
Today de Blasio announced that he wants to make smuggling an even more financially lucrative option by jacking up the taxes on packs of cigarettes. Settlement payments are based on cigarette shipments.
Raising the minimum prices for all tobacco products, including cigarettes, and imposing a new 10-percent local tax on other tobacco products 2. Altria Group Inc., which sells Marlboro brand cigarettes in the US, reported on Feb.1 its domestic shipment volume declined about 3.5 percent in 2016, in line with its competitors.
The immediate impact of de Blasio's announcement on tobacco bonds issued by the New York City couldn't be determined. The legislation could face opposition from pharmacy chains, commercial landlords and store owners who derive significant revenue from tobacco sales, but could be supported by those who get to keep their licenses.
The City Council is slated to hold a hearing on the proposed legislation next week.
Judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which review FISA warrant submissions, approve virtually all applications. The government has not formally charged Page with any wrongdoing, and it is unclear if the Justice Department plans to do so.
Eric Holcomb a measure making the state schools chief a position appointed by the governor rather than elected by voters. On Tuesday, the House passed a bill that allows the governor to appoint a superintendent.
With Gillislee's status still unsettled, the Patriots now have five running backs under contract for the 2017 season. If he doesn't make the play, he feels worse about it than you do. "He's just the best teammate".
Users do not have to worry about getting the device damaged when dropped in water, as deep as 1.5 meters, for up to 30 minutes. Other details about the handset are not available, but we'll update you as soon as we get to hear more about it.
The secretary of commerce is tasked by the order with looking to streamline existing rules on federal construction projects. A group of Goldman Sachs analysts have estimated that 900,000 to 1 million H-1B visa holders now reside in the U.S.
However, North Korea didn't respond to Wu's request to visit Pyongyang, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. He said that an " all-out war " would result if the U.S. took military action, BBC reported.
The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . Bearish revenue estimates established at $1.21B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $1.49B.
On Thursday, December 8 Trivedi Dhrupad sold $41,840 worth of Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC) or 523 shares. (NYSE:BDC) or 8,953 shares. The stock of Land Securities Group plc (LON:LAND) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, January 18 by Liberum Capital.
The 23-year-old Solomona has scored 10 tries in 13 appearances for Sale since converting from rugby league in December. On the tour, England will face their hosts in San Juan on Saturday 10 June and in Santa Fe a week later.
O'Reilly is now on vacation and, barring a decision otherwise by the Murdochs, scheduled to return to his show on April 24. Bill O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of doll.
After fierce wrangling on the Assembly floor, the bill ultimately cleared with 54 votes, the bare minimum it needed to pass. Steve Glazer, whose East Bay District includes Walnut Creek, Concord, Antioch, Pleasanton and Livermore, voted against it.
He played alongside future Indian internationals, Mandeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, KL Rahul and Jaydev Unadkat. The 25-year-old had a whopping average of 52.75 as he hit 211 runs in four matches for Central Zone side.
Responders stop North Slope oil leak
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.is a joint partnership between North Slope's producers Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc, and ConocoPhillips. According to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Candice Bressler, the well is back under control.
White House praises China for efforts to rein in N. Korea
In recent months North Korea has refused to buckle to global pressure and continued to develop both its nuclear and test missiles. That kind of rhetoric has unnerved allies in Japan and South Korea, who would be at the sharp end of any North Korean response.
Arkansas Supreme Court Halts 2 Executions
With a 500 mg dose listed in the state's execution protocol, Arkansas expects that the inmates will not be aware they are dying. The original plan was to double the executions over four nights, prior to the state's supply of lethal injection drugs expired.
Venezuela: Teen and woman shot dead in protests
Rights group Penal Forum said more than 500 people were arrested in relation to Wednesday's protest and 334 remained in detention. With its momentum renewed, the opposition is now pushing for Maduro's removal and the release of scores of political prisoners.
Bruins' Game 4 goal: Make life harder for Karlsson
But at the same time I think we can do a much better job making sure that he doesn't get to play his game as much as he wants to. Neutralizing him would be a start, but as the Bruins can attest, it's also much easier said than done.
American, Russian arrive at International Space Station
The astronauts will spend more than four months aboard the orbiting station before returning to Earth in September. Fischer told his wife she had veteran cosmonaut Yurchikhin to thank for that. "I learnt from the master".
PM quizzed by MPs as she delivers early election motion
Mrs May has argued a fresh mandate would strengthen her hand in Brexit talks and provide certainty for the future. Demmer said Wednesday: "The German government assumes that the negotiations can be continued without disruption".
Zuckerberg Looks to Bring Augmented Reality to Facebook
In other words, for Facebook Stories so they can keep ripping off Snapchat who, ironically, just introduced more AR stuff today. Facebook's AR platform will take a while to develop, and it's really early days; but it'll start rolling out soon.