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[Nebraska] National anti-tax figure lights up Omaha's cigarette tax fight

In a ”Dear Councilmember” letter dated September 10 Norquist writes “during this anemic economic recovery, the last thing our elected officials should look to do is raise taxes…" Councilman Chris Jerram, who is pushing the cigarette tax, tells Nebraska W
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Sep 14, 2012 07:23
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Big tobacco in 2017: Full steam ahead

Unmentioned was the fact that Cole ended the 2016 cycle at No. 10 among the tobacco industry‘s top recipients of campaign contributions, having raked in more than $33,000. Bishop received about half that, $16,000. Big tobacco’s favorite candidate of 2016
Opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
added May 5, 2017 04:22
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[Missouri] GLANTZ: Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Lesson learned: It costs ‘enough’ to beat Big Tobacco Big Tobacco killed similar tax proposals in Colorado ($1.75 a pack; 46 percent yes) and North Dakota (44 cents; 45 percent) by outspending proponents by a factor of six. The lesson: You don’t have t
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 10, 2016 18:53
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Reynolds American and John Boehner Have Zero Credibility on Reducing Youth Tobacco Use

It is truly absurd that tobacco giant Reynolds American and former House Speaker John Boehner, who was elected to Reynolds’ board of directors today, would express a commitment to "speeding the decline in tobacco use among young people." Their records sho
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 15, 2016 23:58
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Smokers Say High Court Ruling Revives $10B Judgment ($$)

blasted Philip Morris’ claims that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in a death penalty case doesn’t apply to claims that a biased Illinois high court justice caused the rejection of a $10 billion trial court judgment over cigarette labeling, urgin
Law360
added Jun 15, 2016 17:15
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[Virginia] McDonnell v. United States: On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONER (PDF)

THE GOVERNMENT’S DEFINITION OF OFFICIAL ACTION IS BARRED, BASELESS, AND BOUNDLESS...The Government Rejects This Court’s Unanimous Sun-Diamond Decision...The Evidence Fails Under The Correct Legal Rule... The Jury Instructions Failed To Convey The Correct
Jones Day
added May 16, 2016 20:29
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: It’s no guess Leyonhjelm’s tobacco inquiry will recommend reducing the tax

we have the blossoming spectacle of one of these, David Leyonhjelm, who initiated a Senate inquiry into tobacco tax in Australia. It will start taking evidence soon. Leyonhjelm, who has been backed by Philip Morris, is avowedly against tobacco tax. Mult
The Conversation (au)
added Feb 24, 2016 11:27
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[California] Dan Morain: A striking shift in accepting tobacco money

But in the Capitol of the state where the anti-smoking crusade began, tobacco is creeping back, especially among Democrats who no longer shun the industry’s campaign money. Gov. Jerry Brown took $27,000 in tobacco money for his campaign this year
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 9, 2014 21:46
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[Eastern Europe, Serbia] LYNCH: DEATH & TAXES / Part 2: How to win brand loyalists and influence the finance ministry.

Balkanist
added Sep 26, 2013 01:15
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Tobacco CSR thwarts ad ban, no-smoking laws

CSR work is also a way for cigarette companies to gain access to local elected officials who have the power to approve and implement anti-smoking policies. Rappler gathered a list of CSR activities in the Philippines that tobacco companies have reported
Rappler (ph)
added Jun 2, 2013 19:43
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