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Oklahoma receives $76 million Tobacco Settlement payment

Miller said 75 percent of the annual receipts, or $57 million, went immediately into the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund as required by the Oklahoma Constitution. “The endowment is generating investment income to fund vital work supported by the
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Apr 27, 2016 17:56

[Oklahoma] Jonathan Small and Michael LaFaive: Cigarette tax hike will increase criminal activity

Raising the state tax on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack would result in a 700 percent increase in cigarette smuggling into Oklahoma, among other consequences. Cigarettes are a legal product. Those who use cigarettes are usually those who strongly prefer the
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 27, 2016 15:11

[Oklahoma] VIDEO: “I have never felt anything like that before,” Exploding e-cigarette leaves teen injured

The intense, burning reaction was the product of an e-cigarette in his pocket and coins he collected as change from a drink purchase on his way to work. When Dunn hit his thigh, he said the coins shifted in his pocket, coming into contact with the batte
KFOR-TV NewsChannel 4 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:36

[Oklahoma] Okla. Tax Battle Ratchets Up Tension Between Tribes, State ($$)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s recent arbitration win in its tax dispute with the state of Oklahoma gives it a leg up as the battle shifts to the courts, but the confrontation could serve to increase friction in the already strained relationship between
added Apr 16, 2016 11:14

[Oklahoma] Medicaid providers urge passage of cigarette tax increase

urged lawmakers to raise the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack to shore up the health care delivery system. “We are joining forces today to send a critical message to legislators here at the Capitol,” said Craig Jones, Oklahoma Hospital Association presiden
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 14, 2016 02:51

Oklahoma Health Care Authority official says cigarette tax is needed to help fund Medicaid system

A proposed $1.50-per-pack cigarette tax is needed to stabilize a Medicaid system in danger of collapse, Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO Nico Gomez said Thursday.
The Oklahoman
added Apr 9, 2016 13:43

ROFF: Oklahomans Latest Victims of Targeted Cigarette Tax Hike Campaign

The purported “popularity” of a particular piece of public policy should not be the end-all justification for its passage. Such is certainly the case with efforts to raise taxes on tobacco products. Many state lawmakers have labeled these tax hikes as a
Americans for Tax Reform
added Apr 8, 2016 00:21

[Oklahoma] Butt out! SWAT groups clean park, promote awareness of tobacco use

The Healthy Living Program for Cherokee County, an Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust program, hosted a celebration and clean-up day for Students Working Against Tobacco organizations. Eight groups from around Cherokee County met at the Armory M
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Mar 25, 2016 13:10

Bill to broaden tobacco fund use headed to Oklahoma Senate

A bill to allow the state to designate funds from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to Medicaid and other public health programs has cleared a state Senate committee...typically has spent most of the earnings on smoking cessation efforts and said Med
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 16, 2016 13:00

Oklahoma's Top Two Youth Volunteers Selected in 21st Annual National Awards Program

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards... These are Oklahoma's Distinguished Finalists for 2016: Avery Crawford, 13, of Noble, Okla., a seventh-grader at Curtis Inge Middle School, serves as secretary of her school’s chapter of Students Workshop Agai
Business Wire
added Feb 9, 2016 22:09
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