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[Maine] Lawmakers: LePage administration stymied public health study

A legislative committee created to examine how Maine uses $50 million a year in tobacco settlement funding disbanded Monday with its mission unfinished because, according to lawmakers, Gov. Paul LePage’s administration did not cooperate.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Dec 1, 2015 05:22

Correction: Fitch Completes U.S. Tobacco ABS Portfolio Review

Fitch Ratings has completed its annual review of tobacco ABS ratings accounting for the amount of Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payment received by each trust in 2015. For 2015, the aggregate MSA payment was 0.36% higher than the amount 2014.
Business Wire
added Dec 1, 2015 01:16

Fitch Places Various Tranches of Tobacco ABS on Rating Watch on Changes and Possible Input Errors

Fitch Ratings has placed 49 tranches of tobacco settlement asset-backed securities (ABS) on Rating Watch and revised two from Rating Watch Negative to Rating Watch Evolving in connection with an ongoing and comprehensive review of its entire tobacco settl
Business Wire
added Dec 1, 2015 01:15

Product Liability MVP: Motley Rice's Joseph Rice ($$)

Motley Rice LLC co-founder Joseph Rice's long reputation for creative approaches to complex settlements... historic $100 million aggregate deal with Lorillard Tobacco Co., Philip Morris International Inc. and R...
added Nov 27, 2015 00:47

[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco taxes grow as anti-smoking funds dwindle

collected more than $882 million in tobacco taxes in the budget year that ended June 30. That includes payments tied to a 1998 settlement....But Massachusetts spent less that 1 percent of that money — about $3.9 million — on smoking cessation.
Gloucester (MA) Daily Times
added Nov 25, 2015 16:27

[Pennsylvania] Pa. Must Join Multistate Tobacco Settlement Arbitration ($$)

A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday that the state could not go it alone in arbitration proceedings over whether it adequately complied with tax obligations as part of a massive settlement over tobacco-related health costs, and instead had to su
added Nov 19, 2015 05:46

Capitol Notebook: Maine DHHS a no-show for tobacco-fund hearings

Lawmakers reviewing the Fund for a Healthy Maine have been frustrated that staffers from the Department of Health and Human Services have refused to appear before their committee. Rep. Roberta Beavers, a South Berwick Democrat, was among those annoyed th
Falmouth (ME) Forecaster
added Nov 16, 2015 22:18

WRIGHT: Are Big Tobacco Companies Still Targeting the Youth?

At the end of the day, it’s our responsibility to teach the youth about the dangers of tobacco. If we all do our part, we have the potential to abolish youth smoking, and I can’t think of anyone who thinks that would be a bad idea. Well, besides big toba
Dunn County (ND) Herald
added Nov 14, 2015 00:52

NYHAN: The Limits of the ‘Tobacco Strategy’ on Climate Change

The negative publicity and legal threats from these documents helped force the tobacco companies into a giant settlement with the states that had sued them. Unfortunately for environmentalists, it’s not clear if a similar legal strategy will prove as suc
New York Times
added Nov 6, 2015 20:07

[Wyoming] Editorial board: Increase the tobacco tax

It’s too early to say exactly how much we should increase the tax, but it has to be enough to make a difference, both in preventing smoking and in our state’s bank accounts. We must examine our priorities as a state – and both physical and financial heal
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 28, 2015 16:20
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