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[Virginia] U.S. attorney’s office recommends putting Robert McDonnell on trial again

Less than three months after the Supreme Court vacated the convictions of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, the U.S. attorney’s office that prosecuted the Republican has recommended to Justice Department higher-ups that they endeavor to try h
Washington Post
added Sep 3, 2016 15:01
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[Virginia] Feds Recommend Retrying Ex-Gov. Robert McDonnell

Disgraced former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, convicted of 11 counts of bribery and corruption but granted a reprieve by the Supreme Court, could face a retrial. Lawyers in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia have reportedl
U.S. News & World Report
added Sep 3, 2016 14:57
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In California, four measures get most of the cash

Tobacco companies have outraised supporters of the cigarette tax, Proposition 56, by about a two-to-one margin. Corporations have poured in more than $37 million so far to defeat the measure.
Maplight.org [Money and Politics: Illuminating the Connection] (Sunlight Foundation)
added Sep 3, 2016 13:18
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[Virginia] Feds Get More Time To Decide Whether To Retry McDonnell ($$)

The Fourth Circuit has granted the federal government’s request for three more weeks to decide whether to pursue charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark June decision that vacated and remanded his br
Law360
added Aug 31, 2016 21:16
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Top 10 Contributor List: November 2016 General Election: Prop 56 - California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016: Opposing

1 Philip Morris USA Inc. and its affiliates...$19,478,325 / 2 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and its affiliates, by its service company RAI Services Company $13,235,970...Total from top contributors $35,588,859
California Fair Political Practices Commission
added Sep 4, 2016 11:13
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Top 10 Contributor List: November 2016 General Election: Prop 56 - California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016: Supporting

1 CA Hospitals Committee on Issues - $10,000,000 / 2 CA State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee - $2,092,146... Total from top contributors $17,056,669
California Fair Political Practices Commission
added Sep 4, 2016 11:10
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[Virginia] Feds Ask For Delay To Decide Whether To Retry McDonnell ($$)

Prosecutors on Friday asked the Fourth Circuit for three more weeks to decide whether or not to pursue charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark June decision that vacated and remanded his bribery conv
Law360
added Aug 28, 2016 08:20
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GLANTZ: Big Tobacco aims its guns to kill California tobacco tax

Because Proposition 56 is a bigger tax with more money for anti-tobacco education and research it will have a bigger effect on health, reducing medical costs and building the California economy … and cost Big Tobacco even more money.
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Aug 22, 2016 13:29
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Cigarette makers fight North Dakota tobacco tax hike

Campaign finance disclosure reports filed with the North Dakota Secretary of State's office show Marlboro-maker Altria Group Inc. and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. have contributed more than $860,000 to fight the tobacco tax increase that will appear on the No
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 18, 2016 03:54
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Contribution limits, tobacco tax increase gain enough signatures to appear on Missouri ballot

Initiative petitions to reinstate campaign contribution limits and increase the tax on tobacco were certified Tuesday to appear on Missouri’s November ballot...A lawsuit seeks to keep the tobacco tax increase to fund early childhood education off the bal
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Aug 9, 2016 23:11
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