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Senate panel votes to raise California gas tax 12 cents a gallon

Another panel approved bills to hike the legal smoking age to 21, regulate e-cigarettes and allow counties to place local tobacco taxes on the ballot...lawmakers approved a package of bills that aim to reduce the state's health care costs by reducing Cali
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Aug 20, 2015 10:47
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ARCHIVE: California Democrats accepting more campaign cash from tobacco industry

Democrats in the California Capitol have become increasingly willing in recent years to take money from cigarette companies, a source of campaign funding that was once so controversial it remains shunned by their state party organization.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jul 23, 2015 13:33
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GLANTZ: Health advocates need to put heat on California "GO" Committee to rescue tobacco control legislation

citizens need to use the fact that the GO members are in tough districts to turn their support for Big Tobacco into a political liability back home. These legislators need to be held accountable for their behavior in community meetings where they can’t h
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 23, 2015 13:31
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[California] Timm Herdt: Putting tobacco in a pinch

health advocates who would like to see tobacco addiction reduced want all of the above. ... And if the tobacco industry doesn’t engage with lawmakers on a tax increase now, there’s a good chance that’s exactly what health advocates will get.
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Jul 22, 2015 11:54
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California legislators side with tobacco industry

two decades later, there are clear signs that the powerful industry’s deep pockets are once again quietly influencing legislation in the halls of the Capitol. Since 2013, tobacco companies contributed $173,100 to members of the Assembly’s 21-member Gover
Vallejo (CA) Times-Herald
added Jul 20, 2015 09:40
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Awash in Big Tobacco cash, California legislators side with tobacco industry

Since 2013, tobacco companies contributed $173,100 to members of the Assembly's 21-member Governmental Organization committee, which recently gutted legislation that sought to limit the marketing and use of electronic cigarettes by defining them as tobac
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jul 18, 2015 11:25
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ARCHIVE: Nader Assails A.C.L.U. on Tobacco Industry Gifts

Mintz said the A.C.L.U.'s receipt of the money, combined with its support of the tobacco industry's position on cigarette advertising, constituted a conflict of interest for the civil liberties group, made worse because the identity of the donors was not
New York Times
added Jul 3, 2015 13:05
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Top Spenders / All years (1998-2015)

US Chamber of Commerce $1,160,065,680 / Altria Group $159,715,200
Opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
added Jul 3, 2015 10:32
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[Australia] Inside Lawyers’ Ethics: Second Edition: CASE STUDY 1.1 THE CASE OF THE PHILANTHROPIST QC AND THE TOBACCO COMPANY (PDF)

His appointment to the board of the cancer foundation was, however, criticised because he had previously represented a prominent tobacco company in its constitutional challenge to the Australian government’s plain packaging legislation for cigarettes.
Cambridge University Press (uk)
added Jun 8, 2015 10:59
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[USA] US authorities unlikely to stop 2016 election fundraising free-for-all

the election could unfold with record money - predictions are for overall campaign chests of more than $5 billion..."The fact that the FEC is neutered is not going to motivate the DOJ to go out on a limb and do a bunch of these cases," said former federal
Reuters
added Jun 5, 2015 14:55
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