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Tobacco pulls Left to defend states' rights

their litany of complaints against the Trans-Pacific Partnership... "States' rights? Yes. The right to regulate things like tobacco," Maine Attorney General Janet Mills... "No free-trade agreement has the ability to overturn state or federal law," ALEC's
Washington DC Examiner
added Sep 17, 2014 06:45
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[New Jersey] Bottom Lines: N.J. bungle on tobacco settlement still costing taxpayers

A ProPublica analysis of what states did with billions of dollars from tobacco companies — ostensibly to offset the health-care costs of smoking — provides a helpful reminder of how things have gone so wrong in New Jersey. The 1998 tobacco settlement was
The Press of Atlantic City
added Sep 17, 2014 05:24
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[Minnesota] EDITORIAL: Revisit use of tobacco settlement

Why It Matters: he original intent of the 1998 settlement was to fund tobacco cessation program and improve health, not make Wall Street richer... As politicians beat their chests about the great fiscal comeback being enjoyed in Minnesota, it is time we
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Sep 15, 2014 15:06
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Can You Guess the 5 States That Rake in the Most From Tobacco Taxes?

5. Michigan Michigan collected $972 million in net tobacco taxes in 2012, with the vast majority of those revenues coming from cigarette sales. According to figures from the Tax Foundation, Michigan ranks just outside the top 10 in terms of cigarette exc
Motley Fool
added Sep 15, 2014 00:36
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[West Virginia] Anti-tobacco effort strapped for funds despite millions in revenues

All of the proceeds from the tobacco settlement bonds went to help pay down the state Teachers Retirement System's unfunded liability. All of the money received each year from the settlement goes toward paying off those bonds. Annual tax revenues go to t
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 17:40
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[Africa, Nigeria] MOHAMMED: Real Balanced Regulation for Tobacco Industry

we must again ask members of the House committee on Health to disregard the demands of so-called balanced regulation which means accommodating the interest of companies that are only interested in profits at the expense of the lives of our people.
This Day (ng)
added Sep 8, 2014 16:52
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[Rhode Island] Oppenheimer's Tobacco Bond Dispute Heard in RI Court

Oppenheimer squared off against the Rhode Island Tobacco Settlement Financing Corp. at a state court hearing Monday as the fund company sought to block a $593 million tobacco bond refunding sale originally slated for early August.
Bond Buyer Online
added Sep 8, 2014 16:45
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[Virginia] EDITORIAL: Misuse of Tobacco Commission millions

former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli provided some cover by saying that commission members could vote on grants to groups involving siblings under the condition that the siblings don't live together or depend financially on each other. That's a ridicul
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Sep 8, 2014 04:30
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[North Carolina] Phelps tries to stop liquidation

Convicted felon Calvin Phelps is trying to halt the final liquidation stage of the Mocksville tobacco companies he once owned and operated... Phelps once owned Alternative Brands Inc., Renegade Holdings Inc., Renegade Tobacco Co. and Cutting Edge Enterpr
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 6, 2014 12:39
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[New York] 22nd Century may soon start cigarette production

With the final states signing off on 22nd Century becoming part of the master settlement agreement, the Clarence company said it will ramp up production of its super-premium priced Red Sun and Magic brands at the factory that it bought and equipped in No
Buffalo (NY) News
added Sep 4, 2014 13:02
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