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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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[Kansas] AUDIO: Children’s Lobbyist Says Brownback Looking To Cash In Tobacco Settlement

Shannon Cotsoradis, the president of Kansas Action for Children, says she has reason to believe that Gov. Sam Brownback wants to securitize a settlement reached decades... The state receives more than $50 million a year from that settlement, which it uses
KMUW 89.1 Wichita (KS) Public Radio
added Mar 9, 2016 19:01
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[Kansas] Budget Problems Could Prompt Sale Of Tobacco Settlement, Lobbyist Says

The settlement currently provides about $50 million a year for early education and other children’s programs. But Shannon Cotsoradis, the president of Kansas Action for Children, says lawmakers are talking about trading those annual payments for $400 mi
KMUW 89.1 Wichita (KS) Public Radio
added Mar 8, 2016 22:00
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[Kansas] Prairie Village council advances measure to raise tobacco, e-cigarette sale age

City Council on Monday approved draft language for an ordinance that would make it illegal to sell tobacco products or e-cigarettes to anyone under 21 years old.
Prairie Village (KS) Post
added Mar 8, 2016 17:55
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New Kansas Tribal Cigarette-tax Compacts to be Submitted to Legislature

Kansas has negotiated agreements with two resident tribes to improve accounting for cigarettes and tobacco products sold on tribal lands.
Kansas City infoZine
added Mar 3, 2016 12:23
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[Kansas] Kan., 2 Tribes Hammer Out Cigarette-Tax Compacts ($$)

Kansas has negotiated new cigarette tax agreements with the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation intended to improve accounting for cigarettes and tobacco products sold on tribal lands, state officials announced Tuesday
Law360
added Mar 3, 2016 12:20
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Group aligned with Big Tobacco tops Kansas lobbyist spending

Altria Client Services LLC, whose clients include Phillip Morris, led all organizations with just over $283,000 in spending, the report said. It came in a year in which legislators were increasing cigarette taxes and enacting the state's first ever tax o
Park Hills (MO) Daily Journal
added Feb 26, 2016 15:44
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[Kansas] Vince & Associates Clinical Research Opens Indoor Smoking Facility for Clinical Trials

announced today the opening of a controlled ventilation indoor smoking facility offering a human laboratory model of smoking behavior at their clinical research unit in Overland Park, KS. @vinceandassoc Opens Indoor Smoking Facility for #ClinicalTrials.
Business Wire
added Feb 25, 2016 05:39
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[Kansas] Tobacco ban recommendation passed after tiebreaker, re-vote

A resolution in support of a campuswide tobacco ban passed by a tiebreaker at the Student Governing Association meeting Thursday. The first vote on the tobacco ban failed 24-26, according to the vote counting system. Multiple members of SGA raised conce
Kansas State Collegian
added Feb 19, 2016 17:40
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[Kansas] A Thousand Voices: Half of respondents in favor of changing tobacco-purchase age to 21

In our latest LJWorld.com survey, half the readers who participated said they would support raising the tobacco-purchasing age in Lawrence from 18 to 21. Local ordinances raising the age to buy tobacco have passed in municipalities across the country ov
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Feb 15, 2016 20:50
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