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In case you missed it: George Skelton's take on Proposition 29

Click for George Skelton's take on Proposition 29

Proposition 29 is still losing by tens of thousands of votes. But with as many as a million ballots still uncounted, the contest remains close and proponents haven't given up. 

INTERACTIVE MAP: Explore the complete Prop. 29 results

Regardless of the outcome, says Times columnist George Skelton, Sacramento should raise cigarette taxes. After all, he says, tobacco levies were not really the point of the No campaign.

Here's his take on the issue, in case you missed it.

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Photo: Should the cigarette tax be raised regardless of the Proposition 29 results? Credit: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

 
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