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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Budget plan kicks the can

Brownback’s stopgap measures include liquidating a long-term investment fund and selling off the state’s future proceeds from its tobacco lawsuit settlement...Instead of solving the state’s fiscal problems, it pushes the problems to the future – where th
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Jan 15, 2017 18:45
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[Kansas] Why children’s advocates worry about future tobacco settlement payments

public entry into the Statehouse in Topeka is currently lined with posters touting the Children's Initiative Fund...the posters are there is to drum up opposition to Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to sell off the state's interest in future tobacco payments
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jan 15, 2017 17:14
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[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] No butts about it: Cigarette smoking down, but not out since first warning

All the federal and state regulations and health programs initiated since Surgeon General Terry's warning was issued are useful, said Martinsen, from the county's health improvement partnership. People have stopped smoking in public buildings and restaur
Doylestown (PA) Intelligencer Record
added Jan 15, 2017 16:55
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[Oklahoma] TSET grants and programs work at the local level to support healthy lifestyles

Grants funded by Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) works with businesses, city governments, community organizations and schools to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles. “We know that the greatest impact on heal
The Oklahoman
added Jan 14, 2017 19:36
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Referee Says DQ'd Attys Violated Fla. Bar Rules ($$)

A referee on Monday concluded that two attorneys who represented a group of flight attendants who had been part of a $300 million class settlement with tobacco companies violated Florida Bar rules when they worked on a suit against a medical research inst
Law360
added Jan 12, 2017 06:18
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[North Dakota] ND anti-smoking agency could be snuffed out over budget concerns

North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy may find itself fighting for air in the coming weeks, as state lawmakers hope to tap the agency's trust fund as a way to shore up the North Dakota's sagging budget. Best known as BreatheND, th
Fargo (ND) InForum
added Jan 10, 2017 18:02
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Tobacco suit pay bid put to Arkansas court; smokers’ lawyers seek up to $30M

they’re asking the presiding judge, Circuit Judge Tim Fox of Little Rock, to decide how much they should be paid for their efforts, money that would come out of the settlement fund. The lawyers don’t ask for a specific amount in their payment petition fi
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Jan 7, 2017 02:15
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Tobacco suit pay bid put to Arkansas court; smokers’ lawyers seek up to $30M

The lawyers who secured a $45 million settlement for Arkansas Marlboro Lights smokers worked more than 15,000 hours...asking the presiding judge...to decide how much they should be paid for their efforts, money that would come out of the settlement fund.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Jan 6, 2017 19:29
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[New Jersey] Dave Neese’s Provocations: The cardinal sin of sin taxes

All but kept a secret, the settlement contained small-print, lawyerly language to protect Big Tobacco’s market share. This was a tacit admission that government and the tobacco industry were now in business together. Governments would go on sermonizing
The Trentonian
added Dec 26, 2016 16:51
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[Oklahoma] Billion-Dollar Tobacco Settlement Endowment Off-Limits for Teacher Raises

Miller said. "That's irresponsible. Those are not recurring revenue streams that will pay for a recurring expenditure." TSET manages roughly $1 billion. It and its annual earnings are spoken for.
Public Radio Tulsa (Public Radio 89.5 KWGS and Classical 88.7 KWTU)
added Dec 23, 2016 01:34
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