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Hard times for Kansas and its schools as economic 'experiment' creates gaping budget hole

After five years of an economic crusade that has left its originator, Brownback, as the least popular governor in the nation, Kansas has been forced to use the settlement from a national tobacco lawsuit to cover the hole in its general fund budget — money
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 21, 2016 21:18
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[Kansas] City to mull banning e-cigarettes

The city commission on Tuesday will continue its discussion of whether to ban e-cigarettes within 20 feet from the entrances of public places and places of employment. Manhattan already bans other types of smoking. Manhattan voters approved the measure
Manhattan (KS) Mercury
added Nov 3, 2016 16:35
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[Kansas, Missouri] KEYSER: Myths about quitting smoking harm Kansans with mental illness

We must take concrete action to overcome these barriers and erase the disparity in tobacco-related disease and death. First, the Food and Drug Administration should prioritize people with mental illness as a tobacco disparity group in order to increase f
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Oct 31, 2016 01:45
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[Kansas] KCK mothers can trade in their cigarettes for free diapers

Pregnant mothers can now trade in their cigarettes for free diapers in Kansas City, Kansas. The program called, “Baby & Me Tobacco Free” was launched by the Unified Government Public Health Department on September 1 in hopes to support mothers and their
KSHB-TV NBC 41 (Kansas City, MO)
added Sep 9, 2016 15:40
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Kansas Lawmakers Pass Bill in Bid to Stop Court From Closing Schools

Kansas lawmakers passed an education funding bill on Friday night...took millions from other sources, including from the state’s motor vehicle fees and the state’s revenues from a national settlement with tobacco companies.
New York Times
added Jun 25, 2016 15:45
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Tobacco company payments to Kansas top $1 billion in 18 years / Annual payments since 1999 used to improve early-childhood education

Schmidt said payments to Kansas likely would decline significantly in April 2018 under terms of the master settlement agreement. During the 2016 legislative session, Gov. Sam Brownback raised the possibility of dealing with a tax revenue shortfall by le
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jun 7, 2016 13:14
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[Kansas] Overland Park votes to raise tobacco sales age to 21

Overland Park has become the latest Kansas City-area community to embrace the Tobacco 21 movement. City leaders voted Monday tonight to raise the minimum age for the sale of tobacco products to 21. The new rules take effect in August. People behind the
KMBC-Ch. 9 (Kansas City, MO)
added May 20, 2016 01:35
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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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