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[Kansas] MONTGOMERY: Stealing from the kids

Kansas wanted to take her due for something bad – the health damage done by tobacco products – and produce something good for the next generation of her people. Instead, it went to balance the books, including, most recently, to cover the shortfalls from
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Jul 8, 2015 10:29
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[North Carolina] NC's spigot for Golden LEAF could turn back on again

The Senate budget the chamber approved last month would give $20 million annually to the Golden LEAF Foundation after two years in which it received nothing. Key GOP lawmakers at the Legislature had been skeptical of the foundation's effectiveness, espec
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 5, 2015 12:25
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Oregon Putting All Its Declining Tobacco Settlement Funds into Health Expenses

For the first time, Oregon will use all of its $158 million biennial tobacco master settlement for healthcare-related expenses, and not divert the money to pay for other projects. The bulk of the funds will be geared toward the Oregon Health Plan, which
The Lund Report
added Jul 4, 2015 11:42
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Kentucky Funds Hemp Company With Tobacco Money

Kentucky is giving $500,000 in grants and loans to a hemp seed processor, and they’re paying for it with money from tobacco companies...Atalo Holdings, has contracts with 30 farmers who are growing 545 acres of cannabis in accordance with Kentucky’s legal
Marijuana.com
added Jul 2, 2015 20:35
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[Pennsylvania] Justices OK Tobacco Fund Use but Question Lawmaking

The former beneficiaries of a state health care program were not entitled to the money from a 2001 tobacco settlement that funded the insurance, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided. But the court chose not to rule on a challenge to the Fiscal Code
The Legal Intelligencer
added Jun 30, 2015 15:06
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CDC: States should spend more on anti-tobacco efforts

has admonished South Carolina, Texas and Kentucky for failing to provide enough money from tobacco tax revenue or tobacco prevention efforts. The three were among 13 states that spent less than 10 percent of the CDC-recommended level of funding for tobac
McClatchy Newspapers
added Jun 26, 2015 09:03
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[Alabama] BLUM: When it comes to cigarette tax, governments should use it right or lose it

the income from these sin taxes is a relative drop in the bucket compared to what we pay in the long run as a result of smoking-caused disease and disability. To end the smoking pandemic, governments should either dedicate a significant percentage of cig
AL.com
added Jun 24, 2015 15:55
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Reynolds agrees to $15M resolution in Mississippi dispute

The two disputes involve what Jim Hood, Mississippi’s attorney general, called an underreporting of cigarette shipments by Brown & Williamson, through a partnership with Star Tobacco, and by R.J. Reynolds. “The original settlement requires Brown & Willia
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 23, 2015 17:52
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Hood says Mississippi settles some tobacco claims for $15M

says the nation’s largest tobacco company will pay the state $15 million to settle claims that it was underreporting the number of cigarettes it was shipping to the state. On Monday, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the settlement with Reynolds Americ
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 23, 2015 10:17
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Attorney General: Tobacco corporation settles with the state of Mississippi for $15 million

Brown and Williamson dodged paying the state of Mississippi properly by using a company called Star Tobacco to manufacture their cigarettes. “Several years ago, we discovered that Brown and Williamson…failed to pay what they were required to pay us unde
WJTV News Channel 12 CBS (Jackson, MS)
added Jun 22, 2015 20:33
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