MWSU Board of Governors Stands Behind Prop B

Published 10/24 2012 10:58PM

Updated 10/25 2012 11:37AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Just ahead of the November election, Missouri Western State University is casting support toward Prop B.

The Board of Governors, with one abstaining, voted to be in favor of the bill that could raise tax for cigarettes.

If it should pass, Prop B is expected to generate extra revenue for higher education.

Universities in Missouri are looking at an $84 million boost from the tobacco tax.

For Missouri Western, they are looking at a much welcomed two million dollars to give them a good boost.

"That additional revenue can make a tremendous impact on the quality of services that we provide to our students and the region," said Kent Heier, assistant director for public relations at MWSU.

Proposition B plans to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by 73 cents from a nationwide low 17 cents per pack.

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