Cigarette Tax

Cigarette Tax Explained: Quick Hit and a Long Drag

Cigarette Tax Explained: Quick Hit and a Long Drag

An $0.80 cent per pack cigarette tax dedicated to school facility maintenance will generate roughly $5M per year. Read the analysis and recommendation from our Policy Action Team and how you can voice your opinion! 

Wading Through the Smoke

Wading Through the Smoke

Richmond Forward’s current project’s goal is to remove the barrier of failing school facilities, holding back at-opportunity students in Richmond. This edition of The Latest includes an update on a cigarette tax for school facility maintenance proposal.

Cigarettes and Equity

Cigarettes and Equity

Meals tax generates $150 million for school facilities and the fight is on to find the rest. Read about the upcoming debate over a cigarette tax and what it will take to achieve equity for Richmond students.