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[North Carolina] Smoking Gun: Tobacco giant reveals funding of NC dark money group backing McCrory

As part of transparency initiative pushed by a shareholder, tobacco giant Reynolds American revealed it was a backer of the secretive Renew North Carolina Foundation, which launched in late 2012 to support the agenda of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory.
Institute for Southern Studies / Facing South
added Apr 7, 2014 14:26
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[UK] Tory MP shamed over undeclared hospitality caught with lobbyists

How can an MP avoid declaring an interest before their particularly ill-tempered debate interventions on behalf of the tobacco industry? When they’ve given those free hospitality tickets to a member of their staff! ... given to one of Davies’ researchers
Political Scrapbook (uk)
added Apr 7, 2014 11:29
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Supreme Court strikes down limits on federal campaign donations

The Supreme Court’s divisive decision Wednesday striking down a Watergate-era limit on campaign contributions was the latest milestone for conservative justices who are disassembling a campaign finance regime they feel violates free-speech rights.
The Washington Post
added Apr 2, 2014 23:07

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap

The 5-to-4 decision, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority, echoed Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions.
New York Times
added Apr 2, 2014 23:05

Corporate Lobbyists Assail Tax Overhaul They Once Cheered

Donors to Mr. Camp’s political action committee this election cycle — and some of the guests at the Park City event — include PACs run by MetLife, Koch Industries, Bank of America, the Altria Group, Pfizer, Home Depot, PricewaterhouseCoopers and AT&T, amo
New York Times
added Apr 1, 2014 11:45

[UK] Plain packaging: Big Tobacco prepares for ‘bare-knuckle fight’ over ban

Andy Rowell reveals the tactics of an industry desperate to head off new rules on packaging
The Independent (uk)
added Mar 31, 2014 10:33

[Florida] Benacquisto defends tobacco money

While she was working through a Senate bill outlawing e-cigarette sales to minors, Lizbeth Benacquisto collected two donations from tobacco companies. Campaign finance records show that Benacquisto's Senate re-election campaign accepted $500 from Altria
Ft. Myers (FL) News-Press
added Mar 19, 2014 13:22

[Missouri] Editorial: Fixing the tobacco loophole: Right on issue, wrong on methods

As a matter of both fairness and fiscal reality, closing the loophole would be good public policy. But setting up a shell organization to hide the identities of deep-pocketed donors paying for the fight is not. That’s what a group of people who normally
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Mar 10, 2014 14:11

[Europe] Farage campaigns against legislation for Ukip donor’s e-cigarettes ($$)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage appeared in a YouTube video telling Brussels not to legislate against e-cigarettes ... Ukip accepted £25,000 last May from Pillbox 38, the Blackburn company behind an electronic cigarette brand called Totally Wicked
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 5, 2014 00:19

[Kentucky] Lawmaker Says Big Spending by Tobacco Company Lobbyists Threatens Smoking Ban Bill

Rep. Susan Westrom, a Lexington Democrat, is the sponsor of the statewide smoking ban bill, which has languished on the House floor for over three weeks. She says that tobacco lobbyists routinely influence rural legislators and leadership of both parties
WKU Public Radio (Western Kentucky University)
added Mar 2, 2014 23:19
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