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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

[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

[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

[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

[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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[Indiana] IPPEL: Tobacco addiction: Tax income trumps health concerns

Many if not most of the patients I can talk into using these e-cigs eventually become tobacco free... I'm waiting to hear that e-cigs are the major cause of global warming. Money talks.
Richmond (IN) Palladium-Item
added Sep 3, 2014 12:36

22nd Century Group Becomes Member Of Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement

announced today that the Company has become a member of the U.S. tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) through the acquisition of NASCO Products, LLC, a federally licensed tobacco product manufacturer and participating member of the MSA since 2005.
added Sep 2, 2014 13:28

[Rhode Island] Justin Katz: Sending R.I.’s future up in smoke

A decade later, I recognized something familiar as I watched Rhode Island turn to debt to fund infrastructure and to one-time fixes like settlement money from a tobacco-related lawsuit to plug its budget gaps.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Sep 2, 2014 10:18

Tobacco commission grants go to family connections

A Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission’s powerful chairman, according to a review of grants by The
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 2, 2014 10:02
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