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Kansas receives $59.1 million annual tobacco settlement payment

Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced the state has received its annual tobacco settlement payment of $59,124,916.31. The monetary sum is equal to the estimate Schmidt provided last fall to the consensus revenue estimators.
Legal NewsLine
added May 9, 2016 22:04

Children’s Advocate Opposes Kansas Tobacco Settlement Proposal

The head of a Kansas advocacy group opposes a plan to sell off part of a tobacco lawsuit settlement. The annual payments from the settlement fund children’s programs. The proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback would sell off part of the payments in exchange f
KMUW 89.1 Wichita (KS) Public Radio
added Apr 22, 2016 19:33

[New York] Kaminisky ad hits McGrath on tobacco settlement fees

With two weeks to go until a crucial state Senate special election in Nassau County, Democrat Todd Kaminsky's campaign's latest ad hits Chris McGrath over the fees his law firm received for its work on the early 2000s settlement agreement between states
New York Daily News
added Apr 4, 2016 23:35

Bill to broaden tobacco fund use headed to Oklahoma Senate

A bill to allow the state to designate funds from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to Medicaid and other public health programs has cleared a state Senate committee...typically has spent most of the earnings on smoking cessation efforts and said Med
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 16, 2016 13:00

[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Our view: Tobacco profiteering shows character of NJ government

Subsequent governors have refinanced McGreevey's wasteful money grab... New Jersey government is pocketing all of that money, not spending a dime...New Jersey will have to spend more in the future to deal with the expensive effects of tobacco addiction,
The Press of Atlantic City
added Dec 30, 2015 23:19

Report: Florida a Leader in Reducing Smoking Rates

The number of Florida high school kids who smoke has dropped to an all-time low, according to new data analyzing the impact of what states spend on smoking prevention-and-cessation programs.
Public News Service (PNS)
added Dec 17, 2015 15:08

[North Carolina] Anti-tobacco groups lament limited state prevention spending

such as higher cigarette excise taxes, anti-smoking campaigns, higher retail prices, fewer places to legally smoke indoors and socioeconomic shifts. Meanwhile, pro-smokeless tobacco advocates point to the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes and
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 9, 2015 20:12

National Report: North Dakota Ranks 1st in Protecting Kids from Tobacco / Tobacco Companies Spend $3 to Market Products for Every $1 North Dakota Spends on Prevention

North Dakota is the only state that currently funds tobacco prevention programs at the level recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to its top ranking, North Dakota has funded its tobacco prevention program at or
PR Newswire
added Dec 8, 2015 16:42

[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

Maine lawmakers renew effort to track tobacco settlement funds

State lawmakers will continue their quest Tuesday to obtain a full accounting of how money is being spent in a $54 million state health program supported largely by tobacco settlement funds.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Oct 12, 2015 21:31
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