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Kansas receives $59.1 million annual tobacco settlement payment

Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced the state has received its annual tobacco settlement payment of $59,124,916.31. The monetary sum is equal to the estimate Schmidt provided last fall to the consensus revenue estimators.
Legal NewsLine
added May 9, 2016 22:04
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Could Tobacco Money Help Ease Kansas's Woes?

This could make a lot of sense, because cigarette sales have been declining for years. 19 other states have already done enacted the plan.
High Plains Public Radio (HPPR)
added Apr 26, 2016 20:16
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‘Tobacco securitization’ and what it would mean for Kansas

Critics say tobacco bonds carry long-term risks for states / Brownback says tobacco bonds will allow the state to avoid painful cuts next year
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Apr 23, 2016 20:18
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Children’s Advocate Opposes Kansas Tobacco Settlement Proposal

The head of a Kansas advocacy group opposes a plan to sell off part of a tobacco lawsuit settlement. The annual payments from the settlement fund children’s programs. The proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback would sell off part of the payments in exchange f
KMUW 89.1 Wichita (KS) Public Radio
added Apr 22, 2016 19:33
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[Kansas] Leawood welcomes raising tobacco sales age to 21

There are just eight places that sell tobacco and/or e-cigarettes in Leawood, but they might soon find their clientele more restricted if this week’s positive reaction by City Council members to the Tobacco 21 initiative is any indication.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Apr 20, 2016 15:08
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2 tribes, state of Kansas enter into cigarette-sale compacts

come July 1, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska must share their accounting with the state under tribal-state compacts that passed unanimously in the Kansas Legislature and were signed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Wed
Winfield (KS) Courier
added Apr 8, 2016 04:20
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[Kansas] County to prohibit tobacco use during work hours

Labette County commissioners agreed Monday on prohibiting tobacco use entirely by county employees during working hours. The board also agreed that vaping, or e-cigarettes, should be prohibited from all county-owned buildings and vehicles. Now, county pol
Parsons (KS) Sun
added Apr 5, 2016 16:59
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[Kansas] Brownback raised tobacco bond idea with GOP leaders in early March after revenue collapse

Gov. Sam Brownback met with House and Senate leaders one day after February tax revenue fell $53 million below expectations to discuss leveraging the state’s share of tobacco litigation settlement funds to supplement the beleaguered state treasury, sourc
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Mar 13, 2016 11:32
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Citigroup briefed Kansas officials on selling tobacco settlement payments in October

Citigroup boasted to Kansas officials of its expertise in tobacco securitization, documents show, as child advocates charge Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is pursuing a sale of future tobacco settlement payments to help close the budget deficit.
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Mar 11, 2016 23:02
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[Kansas] Legislators consider robbing from children's fund to balance budget

Cotsoradis claimed a plan was in the works to sell future tobacco settlement payments, worth about $600 million, for $400 million, which would go directly into the state’s general fund. The proceeds from the multi-state lawsuit against tobacco companies
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Mar 11, 2016 16:17
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