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Oklahoma tobacco endowment eyed to fund teacher pay raise

Fifteen years after Oklahoma voters created an endowed trust for programs that discourage tobacco use and promote healthy lifestyles, a state lawmaker wants to use the fund to finance pay raises for teachers.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 20, 2015 21:49

[Oklahoma] OUR VIEW: Tobacco money has a purpose

State lawmakers can find the revenue to increase education funding without tapping into the state’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. They need to be more creative.
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 31, 2015 13:41

[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: State should reconsider tobacco trust fund priorities Reconsider how to spend earnings

The tobacco trust money isn’t the best way to support schools. That is the responsibility of the entire state, and it ought to be paid for with general taxation.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 28, 2015 20:10
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EDITORIAL: More thoughtful approach sought on Oklahoma teacher pay raises

He wants to redirect tobacco settlement money from health programs to teacher pay...Instead, Oklahoma ranks near the bottom of most major health rankings. So Marlatt’s proposal combines bad policy with poor fiscal management. It should be shelved.
The Oklahoman
added Aug 23, 2015 15:46

[Oklahoma] Hamilton: Golden egg not safe in lawmakers’ hands

With teacher shortages and exploding class sizes headlining back-to-school media coverage, it was only a matter of time before lawmakers took aim at the one sacrosanct pot of money left in Oklahoma: the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.
Oklahoma City Journal Record
added Aug 21, 2015 10:07

[Oklahoma] VIDEO: New law to keep tobacco away from schools

A new law prohibits all tobacco use on school property and vehicles at all times. Governor Fallin said the law will help decrease smoking across the state. The law goes into effect August 20.
KOKI Fox23 (Tulsa, OK)
added Aug 19, 2015 18:29
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[Oklahoma] State bans tobacco use in all schools

As of Thursday, Aug. 20, all Oklahoma public and private schools are to be tobacco–free. The new law will also prohibit anyone from using tobacco in school vehicles and at any school–sponsored or school–sanctioned event or activity, including sporting eve
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Aug 19, 2015 18:28

[Oklahoma] New law bans tobacco use at public, private schools

Smoking and tobacco use will be banned all the time at public and private schools in Oklahoma, including at sporting events, under a new law that takes effect later this week. The 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act that takes effect on Thursday also prohibits
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 18, 2015 10:05

[Oklahoma] Pottsboro bans smoking in three city parks

City leaders say the Pottsboro Youth Association had complaints about spectators smoking in the stands of their baseball games. They said the smoke was affecting the little leaguers but there was no ordinance to stop it, until now
KTEN NBC 10 (Ada, OK)
added Aug 7, 2015 10:18

Oklahoma sees significant decline in adults smoking cigarettes, CDC reports

In 2011, 26 percent of Oklahoma adults 18 and older smoked cigarettes. By 2013, that number decreased to about 24 percent. Oklahoma health officials celebrated this decline last year, when Oklahoma saw its smoking rate go from about 26 percent to 23 per
Bartlesville (OK) Examiner-Enterprise
added May 22, 2015 19:02
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