The Lexington Herald Leader has shifted its full-court press on a cigarette tax increase by suggesting we should do it because other states are doing it. Today’s spin involves South Carolina:
It’s interesting that the South Carolina news story linked to in the Herald Leader item doesn’t mention Gov. Mark Sanford vetoed a cigarette tax increase only last May. In fact, the story fails to even mention Gov. Sanford’s name.
Kind of reminiscent of The Louisville Courier Journal’s investigative report confirming that they had the votes for the tax hike.