CRA Issues Letter To Nation's Governors
On Consequences Of Federal Regulation
Today, Cigar Rights of America issued a
letter to each of the nation's governors alerting them to the state impact of
federal regulation of premium handmade cigars.
Given the potential
consequences of these regulations on production and consumption as well as the direct ability to shut down small businesses across the country, CRA felt compelled to alert the governors of the fiscal impact on state OTP tax collections and the potential for job losses and business closures in their states. The letter implores the governors to encourage their state congressional delegation to support legislative efforts to protect the industry.
The letter was also distributed to the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Glynn Loope, executive director of CRA stated, "This is another classic example of federal regulations adversely affecting the states." Loope continued, "We felt it necessary, in light of where we are in the regulatory process and in our effort to mitigate the harm these regulations can cause, to bring this to the attention of the nation's governors."
CRA has previously issued such a letter. However, with a host of new governors and new legislators across the nation, we felt it necessary to inform them on the impact of these regulations within their respective states.
CRA is providing a link to the letter so that consumers can also forward it to their Governor, personally.
For a copy of the letter, please click here. (corrected link)