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[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
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[California] Prop 29: Imposes additional tax on cigarettes for cancer research.

YES 1 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY $7,402,488 2 LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION $1,500,000 . . . $11.1 million raised in total NO $40.7 million raised in total 1 PHILIP MORRIS (ALTRIA) $24,029,416 2 R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC.) $9
Maplight.org [Money and Politics: Illuminating the Connection] (Sunlight Foundation)
added May 23, 2012 13:34
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[California] Ad for cigarette-tax initiative attacks tobacco industry

Contra Costa (CA) Times
added May 9, 2012 09:31
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Thank You for Smoking: Big Tobacco Rolls Back Into Washington

While Big Tobacco was not really a player in the Trump campaign, Reynolds and Altria donated big-time for Inauguration festivities, giving $1 million and $500,000 respectively, Open.Secrets said. And tobacco lobbying efforts in Washington have ramped up
Yahoo! Finance
added May 9, 2017 21:37
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[California] LETTER: Our troops don’t need free tobacco

How wonderful that Duncan Hunter has the time and energy as a congressman to lobby for the tobacco industry’s desire to provide free cigars for our servicemen, all the while spending supporters’ contributions on his own personal expenses as prohibited by
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Sep 12, 2016 14:43
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Justices Unanimously Reverse Ex-Virginia Governor’s Public Corruption Conviction

. The court sent the case back to the trial judge to decide whether there was enough evidence that McDonnell’s conduct fell under the new definition of “official acts.” If so, the judge could order a new trial. If not, the charges will be dismissed.
Law.com
added Jun 27, 2016 22:16
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PRICE v. PHILIP MORRIS: On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Illinois / Brief for Respondent in Opposition (PDF)

There is not a shred of evidence that PM USA or any of its affiliates contributed directly to Justice Karmeier's campaigns or used other organizations to contribute indirectly. Petitioners note that a PM USA affiliate was one of tens of thousands of don
Reuters
added Apr 12, 2016 14:59
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[California] Who’s Calling the Shots in State Politics? How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes

Big Tobacco has maintained an extensive state lobbying network of more than 450 registered lobbyists around the country, among a select group with representatives in every state in recent years.
Center for Public Integrity
added Mar 25, 2016 16:07
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[Illinois] $10 Billion Smoking Case Reheard By State Supreme Court

A lawyer for the smokers says his clients ought to be compensated. One point of contention in the earlier case was that Justice Lloyd Karmeier, who eked out another decade term in November's election, had indirectly benefited from a half-million dollar
WNIJ - WNIU (DeKalb, IL)
added May 19, 2015 16:10
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[Arkansas] BRANTLEY: What's that smell? Big tobacco's move on vaping

This subchapter and the rules and other actions of the Arkansas Tobacco Control Board shall preempt the enactment and enforcement of any county...: I'm informed it's only a pre-emption on efforts to regulate sale, not use. I've also since learned of heav
Arkansas Times
added Apr 3, 2015 22:11
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