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Kansas gets $62.4M as annual share of tobacco suit settlement

Advocacy group questions A.G.'s grip on revised tobacco settlement information
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Apr 28, 2015 19:32
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[Kansas, Missouri] Smokers resent state’s eye on tobacco for $422 million shortfall (VIDEO)

“Trickle-down economics did not work in the ’80s with Reaganomics, and it is stunningly clear that it’s not working here,” said Robin McAlpine, a smoker who lives in Wichita. “I shouldn’t be punished or penalized so that the governor can close the gap on
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Apr 27, 2015 10:39
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[Missouri] Kansas smokers unhappy with proposal for cigarette tax hike

Brownback has proposed boosting the tax on cigarettes from 79 cents a pack to $2.29 to address a deficit of about $422 million. The proposal isn't popular among some lawmakers, especially those who live on the border with Missouri, which has the nation's
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 27, 2015 10:38
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[Kansas] Brownback 'not too excited' about tobacco tax but wants it to pass

This year, with the state facing a budget crisis after slashing income tax rates, Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration introduced an identical tobacco tax as part of a package to plug the projected $700 million deficit. To sell the plan to legislators, th
Salina (KS) Post
added Apr 6, 2015 14:50
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[Kansas] Health trends improving in Harvey County

Redington and Kessler said they are happy fewer people are smoking in Harvey County. They mentioned a support group at Prairie View for ex-smokers and people trying to quit smoking, as well as the state tobacco quitline - 1 (800) QUIT-NOW or 1 (800) 784-8
Newton Kansan
added Apr 3, 2015 12:39
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Kansas Lawmakers Hazy On Hookah

“Having lived a very sheltered life in southeast Kansas, I had to Google this to even find out what it was,” Rep. Jim Kelly, a Republican from Independence, said during an informational hearing on the subject last week. Hookahs are water pipes used to s
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Mar 11, 2015 10:49
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[Kansas] Tobacco lobby accuses Kan. Revenue Dept. of blowing smoke

The bill increases fines for convictions of trafficking untaxed tobacco or obstructing tax collection on tobacco. Initial convictions would come with a fine of $1,000 to $2,500 and repeat convictions could result in a $100,000 fine or jail time. ... Toba
Hays (KS) Post
added Mar 9, 2015 10:23
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[Kansas] Fischer: BU should be smoke-free

Not only is smoking bad for your health, it also causes an eyesore for our beautiful college campus, with butts littering the lawn and the ashtrays outside the buildings.
The Baker Orange (Baker U., KS)
added Mar 5, 2015 10:45
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[Kansas] Editorial: Tobacco, liquor taxes destined to increase

Soliciting the testimony of medical experts is a nice ploy, but legislators and the governor are interested in the money to be made from those who continue to consume tobacco and alcohol. Convincing people to shun those substances isn’t their game plan a
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Feb 22, 2015 10:54
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[Kansas] Brownback: Changes to reservation tobacco sales needed to keep settlement money

Kansas’ handling of tobacco sales on tribal reservations could jeopardize its share of the tobacco settlement money that was supposed to fund children’s programs... “We’re talking to the tribes about enforcing, because we don’t want to lose that $60 mill
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Feb 20, 2015 03:20
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