Tag: Alabama lottery

Common Cents

Will cigarette tax increase revenue?

A huge chunk of Gov. Bentley’s proposed tax increase comes from raising the tax on cigarettes. How effective would this really be on raising revenue? The Governor has proposed increasing the tax on cigarettes by 82.5…

Common Cents

Some Common Cents for May 15th 2015

My wife took a girls’ trip to Florida this past weekend, and I asked her to pick up a couple of lottery tickets. Alabama doesn’t have a lottery, and both Powerball and Mega Millions were at…