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LIVE WELL: Oklahoma receives $76 million Tobacco Settlement payment

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund (TSET) is a grant- making state agency ... On April 28 the State Treasurer announced a receipt for a $76 million annual payment from the tobacco industry under the national Master Settlement Agreement.
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added May 29, 2016 14:16
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Democrats, Republicans clash over cigarette tax in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma House rejected a proposed $1.50-per-pack tax on cigarettes to help stave off cuts to the state's health care system, with Democrats uniting against the plan until it includes an expansion of Medicaid for the working poor.
AP - Associated Press
added May 20, 2016 01:41
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Democrats, Republicans clash over $1.50 cigarette tax in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma House has rejected a proposed $1.50-per-pack tax on cigarettes to help shore up the state's health care system, with Republicans blaming Democrats for the bill's failure. After holding the vote open for more than two hours late Wednesday, th
KJRH-TV CBS Channel 2 (Tulsa, OK)
added May 19, 2016 22:45
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VIDEO: Oklahoma lawmakers split on controversial cigarette tax to shrink budget shortfall

A controversial plan devised to shrink the state’s massive budget shortfall is now headed to the floor in both the House and the Senate. It’s the major hike on tax on cigarettes. Smokers are looking at paying an extra $1.50 for each pack of cigarettes.
KFOR-TV NewsChannel 4 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added May 18, 2016 20:02
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Critics Say Big Tobacco Tax Increase Would Burn Retailers, Oklahoma's Poorest Citizens

Convenience stores, such as Tulsa-based QuikTrip, and cigarette wholesalers are also lobbying the Legislature to reject the proposal. Rick Bahlinger, a sales manager for Standard Distributing Co., a Sapulpa-based convenience store supplier, said he and o
Lawton (OK) Constitution
added May 18, 2016 18:23
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[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax increase heads to House floor

House on Wednesday is expected to take up a cigarette tax increase to be used to shore up the state’s ailing Medicaid program. Two legislative panels on Tuesday approved the $1.50 a pack increase, House Bill 3210, which would bring the state tax to $2.53,
Tulsa (OK) World
added May 18, 2016 18:13
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Proposed cigarette tax increase for Oklahoma passes first major test

The state House of Representative Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget approved House Bill 3210 by a vote of 16-11. “This is a crucial step in reducing Oklahoma's leading cause of preventable death — smoking,” said Gov. Mary Fallin. “It is the s
The Oklahoman
added May 17, 2016 20:36
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Tobacco fund Money to Help Ease Oklahoma Physician Shortage

Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is announcing a six-year, $3.8 million grant to help address a shortage of physicians in the state. Trust officials announced Monday a partnership with the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science
AP - Associated Press
added May 17, 2016 20:19
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Proposed cigarette tax increase for Oklahoma passes first major test

A proposal to raise the tax on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack passed its first major test Monday in the Legislature. The state House of Representative Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget approved House Bill 3210 by a vote of 16-11.
The Oklahoman
added May 17, 2016 20:19
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Up In Smoke? Cigarette Tax Faces Lobbying Headwinds In Oklahoma

forces opposing the tax include tobacco companies, cigarette retailers and conservative anti-tax advocates in a state with one of the nation’s highest smoking rates. “There is no bigger lobby than the tobacco lobby,” said Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, who intr
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added May 16, 2016 19:50
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