cigarette tax hike http://northernpublicradio.org en Cigarette Tax Hike Revenue Falls Short Of Goal http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cigarette-tax-hike-revenue-falls-short-goal <p></p><p>Illinois’ dollar-per-pack cigarette tax hike took effect a year ago this month. But the the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability says it's expected to fall $130 million short of initial revenue estimates.&nbsp; Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:43:37 +0000 Mike Moen 31781 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cigarette Tax Hike Revenue Falls Short Of Goal Cigarette tax hike goes to governor http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cigarette-tax-hike-goes-governor <p>Illinois smokers should prepare to spend more money on cigarettes. The <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2194&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=58393&amp;SessionID=84">proposed dollar-a-pack increase</a> cleared its final legislative hurdle Tuesday. Governor Pat Quinn says he will sign the measure. Wed, 30 May 2012 12:08:55 +0000 Mike Moen 12507 at http://northernpublicradio.org