California Economy and Taxes

Proposition 56: An Initial Look at Cigarette Sales July 7, 2017

We take a look at the initial declines in existing cigarette tax collections after imposition of the new taxes of Proposition 56.

Handout: Cigarette Taxes & Smoking Behavior December 18, 2015

We presented testimony to the Legislature's special session committees considering health care financing issues.

Special Session: Response to Assembly Hearing Questions July 14, 2015

At a meeting of the special session Assembly committee considering Medi-Cal and developmental services funding, we were asked several questions concerning some state tax increase options.

BOE Submits Report on Cigarette & Tobacco Licensing Program March 10, 2015

In response to a reporting requirement in the 2014-15 budget, the State Board of Equalization (BOE) submitted a report to the Legislature. This report describes eleven options for future funding of the cigarette and tobacco licensing program.