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Puerto Rico Sets Sights on Tobacco Bonds in Long-Shot Money Grab

As Puerto Rico tries to cut its $70 billion of debt, investors are learning nothing is off-limits, with even constitutionally guaranteed general obligations staring down losses. While Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has yet to halt any payments -- and
Bloomberg News
added Apr 20, 2016 15:03

EDITORIAL: Our View: Texas Supreme Court says smaller tobacco companies also must pay

Why you should care: Tobacco is a destructive product to its consumers, but all companies should share equally in reimbursing states for costs for its health damages.
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Apr 15, 2016 11:54

'Small Tobacco' Tax Upheld By Texas Supreme Court ($$)

rejected argument that a tax on “small tobacco” companies not part of the landmark 1998 tobacco settlement violated the state constitution’s equal and uniform taxation clause, finding Texas had a rational basis for the tax scheme.
added Apr 4, 2016 15:33

State Supreme Court upholds Texas tax on tobacco

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Tax was levied on manufacturers that weren’t part of Big Tobacco’s multibillion-dollar settlement. Small tobacco firms sued to overturn 55-cent-per-pack tax on tobacco products.
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Apr 2, 2016 14:20

Texas Supreme Court upholds $500M state tax on tobacco

upheld a state tax on products made by small tobacco companies that weren't part of a landmark 1998 settlement with Big Tobacco. The Supreme Court in its ruling determined the tax adopted by lawmakers in 2013 is not a violation of the Texas Constitution's
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 2, 2016 00:53

[Michigan] Ex-judge says without state money Detroit schools will close

Governor Snyder is seeking $72 million annually over 10 years to fund the plan, using money from Michigan's share of a nationwide settlement with U.S. tobacco companies.
added Mar 12, 2016 21:32

Online Electronic Cigarette Marketing—Violation of Self-regulated Standards by Tobacco Companies

We do not yet know whether age-verification gates on entry to leading electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) brand websites are equally stringent. In this article, we address this gap by characterizing these age-verification gates. If gates are weak, adolesce
JAMA Pediatrics (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
added Mar 8, 2016 04:28

[Virginia] Judge Dismisses $1.2 Million Lawsuit Against City of Danville

A judge dismissed a $1.2 million countersuit from Macerata Wheels founder,Christopher Joy.... Last year, the city of Danville sued Joy after the company received $600,000 from the Tobacco Commission, but failed to create jobs.
WSET-TV 13 (Lynchburg, VA)
added Feb 23, 2016 07:42

[Pennsylvania] WEAVER: Reporters' Notebook: Smoking risk involves big numbers

I received a note from a reader asking why the state was spending $13.7 million on programs to help people quit smoking, which the reader said was a "very big number," especially given the budget crunch. The $13.7 million might sound like a lot, but it
Reading (PA) Eagle
added Feb 18, 2016 23:31

[Missouri] UPDATE: Koster reaches deal to restore $50 million from tobacco settlement

he's reached a deal with major tobacco manufacturers to restore $50 million in lost tobacco settlement proceeds to Missouri, but it is contingent on action from the legislature.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 9, 2016 23:22
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