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[California] Calpers accelerates timeline for tobacco study

The board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System on Monday shortened the timeline for the completion of a study examining its 16-year-old decision to divest from tobacco.
Reuters
added May 18, 2016 06:45
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[New Jersey] JORDAN: Why is Christie opposed to a beach smoking ban?

Since 2013, tobacco companies have given nearly $600,000 to state lawmakers... Also, big tobacco companies gave more than $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in 2014, when Christie was chairman of the political group.
Asbury Park (NJ) Press
added May 17, 2016 20:44
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[Australia] Tobacco company denies seeking children's private information in FOI battle with Cancer Council

The tobacco company has told the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) that students' private information could be redacted and the council should be facilitating access, not putting up barriers. BAT wants to access six documents under the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 17, 2016 18:40
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why tobacco would be a costly reinvestment for california pension

In the past 15 years smoking has cost California an estimated $200 billion in health care costs borne by the state and has cost California businesses $10.35 billion in lost productivity. The best approach for California and its residents is to remain dive
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added May 17, 2016 16:51
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[California] CalPERS speeds up deadline to debate tobacco investments

Investment chair orders divestment study within nine months instead of two years / Treasurer John Chiang wanted to squash study, keep pension portfolio free of tobacco / Next step: Debate over divestment once study is completed
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 17, 2016 16:18
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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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Philip Morris 'abused rights' seeking to sue Australia: court

finally unveiled a secret ruling confirming it had rejected a bid by tobacco giant Philip Morris to sue Australia over its plain packaging laws, calling the attempt "an abuse of rights". In its heavily-redacted 186-page ruling dating from December 17, 20
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 16, 2016 20:07
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Up In Smoke? Cigarette Tax Faces Lobbying Headwinds In Oklahoma

forces opposing the tax include tobacco companies, cigarette retailers and conservative anti-tax advocates in a state with one of the nation’s highest smoking rates. “There is no bigger lobby than the tobacco lobby,” said Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, who intr
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added May 16, 2016 19:50
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[New York, Virginia] Ex-NY Pols' Graft Appeals May ​Depend​ On McDonnell Case​ ($$)

prison sentences for two of New York’s onetime most powerful lawmakers have sent shockwaves across the state’s political establishment, but their expected appeals may hinge on a forthcoming decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the bribery case against fo
Law360
added May 15, 2016 23:39
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[North Carolina] SWEDA: May 5, 2016 – a RAIny day in Winston-Salem

During the question & answer session, several speakers raised the issue of working conditions for farm workers. Hillary Laslo, a FLOC member from Toledo, OH, spoke of abusive conditions on the farm and the fear of retaliation. Julie Taylor, the ex-Direc
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added May 13, 2016 19:57
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