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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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[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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