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Rhode Island $618 Million Tobacco Bond Ends Seven-Month Wait

Rhode Island is set to issue $618 million of tobacco bonds next week, ending a seven-month delay caused by a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc.
Bloomberg News
added Mar 3, 2015 18:54
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Celebrating 10 years of a healthier Rhode Island

Now, in 2015, Tobacco Free Rhode Island is hosting a 10th anniversary celebration, to recognize and honor the legislators, business owners and advocates who were essential in securing the Public Health And Workplace Safety Act.
Beacon Communications (Warwick, RI)
added Mar 3, 2015 13:30
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Bill would make Rhode Island 1st to raise smoking age to 21

State Rep. Teresa Tanzi has introduced a bill to raise the state's smoking age from 18 to make it harder for younger people to get cigarettes. She says she hopes doing so will prevent them from starting to smoke.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 8, 2015 14:59
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[Rhode Island] CVS Marks Year Since Tobacco-Free Announcement With $5M Grant

Woonsocket-based company is marking the day by making a donation to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. CVS Health announced last year that it was pulling tobacco products from its more than 7,800 stores across the U.S. CVS Health announced last year th
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Feb 5, 2015 10:01
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Rhode Island likely saves close to $1B thanks to ruling on bonds case

thanks to the outcome of a Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation (TSFC) bonds case. The savings came after a Rhode Island Superior Court judge last month ruled in favor of the TSFC over the issuing of about $600 million in tobacco bonds.
Inside Counsel
added Feb 5, 2015 06:08
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Lawmaker wants to ban smoking on Rhode Island public beaches to protect public health

Sen. Erin Lynch says prohibiting smoking and the improper disposal of tobacco products on public beaches is necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 2, 2015 17:56
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Oppenheimer Weighs Appeal of Rhode Island Tobacco Ruling ($$)

Oppenheimer Funds is looking over a judge's dismissal of its challenge to Rhode Island's plan to sell nearly $600 million in tobacco-settlement bonds.
Bond Buyer Online
added Jan 20, 2015 22:32
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[Rhode Island] RI's $594M Tobacco Revenue Bonds Survive Oppenheimer Suit

A Rhode Island state judge has shot down a challenge to a $594 million bond issue, saying the state's plan to sell the tobacco revenue bonds isn't unfair to OppenheimerFunds Inc. because the payouts on 2007 bonds don't constitute impermissible ÔÇťamendments
Law360
added Jan 20, 2015 22:30
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Rhode Island Plans to Sell Tobacco-Backed Bonds Within Six Weeks

Rhode Island plans to put its tobacco-backed bond deal back on the calendar within six weeks after a lawsuit delayed it for five months, according to Citigroup Inc., the lead manager on the sale.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 20, 2015 22:30
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[Rhode Island] R.I. wins tobacco-bond lawsuit

Rhode Island defeated a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to its plan to sell $594 million of debt backed by payments from tobacco companies that agreed in 1998 to reimburse states for expenses associated with smoking-related illnesses.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Jan 19, 2015 09:54
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