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[Kansas] House panel considering using tobacco settlements to fill budget gap

The House budget committee scrutinized a measure Thursday selling bonds backed by tobacco litigation settlements to help fill the next two fiscal years’ projected $900 million deficit. Gov. Sam Brownback floated a similar proposal in the 2016 legislative
Garden City (KS) Telegram
added Jun 2, 2017 17:54

Kansas House committee considers selling off tobacco assets to help fix budget deficit

The House budget committee scrutinized a measure Thursday that would sell bonds backed by tobacco litigation settlements to help fill the next two years’ projected $900 million dollar deficit. (Thad Allton/The Capital-Journal) Eric Stafford, vice presid
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jun 2, 2017 03:32

Kansas conservative legislators tout slow-growth spending plan

Brownback and others have contemplated selling off future annual tobacco payments in a process referred to as securitization. Masterson said his group would accept sale a portion of the state’s annual tobacco revenue to correct the state’s decision to sk
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added May 23, 2017 12:31
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[Kansas] April apartment fire ruled accidental, blamed on careless smoking

Fire Marshal's Office says a massive fire last month at a Junction City apartment complex was an accident... damaged 28 units, displacing 40 residents. It caused an estimated $3.8 million in damages.
WIBW Channel 13 (Topeka, KS)
added May 9, 2017 21:34

[Kansas] City votes to raise age for tobacco, e-cigarette purchases

The Garden City Commission on Tuesday approved an ordinance increasing the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, a decision that grew from a request made by a group of Garden City High School students earlier this year.
Garden City (KS) Telegram
added Apr 19, 2017 01:43
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[Kansas] ESU going tobacco free

Emporia State University will soon be tobacco free — On May 12 the campus will begin the transition to being entirely free of tobacco products. The move to go tobacco free was initiated last year through the Associated Student Government. ASG initially
Emporia (KS) Gazette
added Apr 15, 2017 19:19

E-Cigarette Tax Fix Moves Forward In Kansas

The Kansas House voted Tuesday to substantially reduce a tax the state had struggled to enforce on e-cigarette liquid. At the end of the historically long 2015 session, the Legislature approved a bill that included a 20-cent tax on the liquid used to cr
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Apr 4, 2017 21:19

Kansas Set to Slash E-Liquid Tax

When it adopted a 20-cent-per-milliliter tax in 2015, proponents of the vaping industry were outraged, saying it would force consumers to buy product online or across state borders and obliterate the vaping business in Kansas. As a result, lawmakers adop
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Mar 11, 2017 00:00

Kansas lawmakers consider hiking tobacco taxes in budget fix

legislators are considering whether to increase tobacco taxes as part of a broader package for fixing the state budget and raising new dollars for public schools. The Senate planned to debate a bill Tuesday that contains Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s pr
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 7, 2017 14:42

Kansas, Kickapoo Tribe Reach New Cigarette Deal ($$)

The state of Kansas has sent the state Legislature a new cigarette tax deal with the Kickapoo tribe to improve accounting for cigarettes and tobacco products sold on tribal lands, the state’s governor and attorney general said in a statement on Thursday.
added Feb 24, 2017 23:16
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