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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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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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[Pennsylvania] Court declines to overturn government's use of tobacco funds

Pennsylvania's highest court ruled Friday that a lawsuit over the use of tobacco settlement money to balance the state budget was brought by people who did not have standing.
WTAE-TV 4 (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Jun 20, 2015 19:22
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[Tennessee] Dyer County campaign against secondhand smoke

This one focused on smokers who “light up” with children in their car. The Dyer County Health Department campaign, funded through a Tobacco Settlement Grant, is scheduled to run through May 2016. The Health Department’s unique approach was definitely g
WREG-TV (Memphis, TN)
added May 20, 2015 23:42
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[Texas] Gregg County allots $20K from tobacco fund

Nine local health initiatives are collectively $20,000 wealthier today after Gregg County commissioners approved an annual distribution of tobacco fund dollars Monday. Discussion during the meeting also revealed the county might be able to increase how
Longview (TX) News-Journal
added May 13, 2015 10:01
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[Kentucky] Beshear Vetoes Part Of Tobacco Settlement Bill, Revenue Less Than Expected

The bill had set aside money to fill an estimated $26.6 million shortfall to fund agriculture, lung cancer research and early childhood programs. The governor deleted the line that would have appropriated $26.6 million, saying that the shortfall has grow
WKU Public Radio (Western Kentucky University)
added Apr 8, 2015 10:45
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[Louisiana] Political Horizons: Need cash now? La. looks at selling tobacco settlement

Interactions between Nichols and Kennedy, regardless of the venue, feature steely politeness and deftly aimed verbal daggers. The Tobacco Settlement board meeting did not disappoint.... “You dangle $700 million in front of the Louisiana Legislature now, a
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 22, 2015 10:21
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state constitution directs how some of the money from tobacco settlement would be used if sold - Louisiana Politics

Lt Gov Jay Dardenne says the Jindal administration needs to remember that if it sells the remainder of the tobacco settlement, the state constitution requires 20 percent goes to coastal restoration. Dardenne said he had heard no mention of the constitut
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 19, 2015 20:30
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DIGIOVANNI/SOMA: Maine Voices: Rerouting tobacco funds ignores need for both medical, public health intervention

We receive these funds because Maine people got sick and died from tobacco use; this is a legacy to be honored. We have an ethical and moral obligation to allow the fund to work as intended, which is to prevent disease and promote good health so Mainers
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Mar 16, 2015 12:00
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[Maine] Health advocates: Axing community anti-smoking programs ‘like killing Peter to pay Paul’

Health groups, doctors, students and others turned out in force Monday at the State House to oppose a budget initiative that would take away roughly $20 million in funding for community-based smoking cessation and prevention services.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 5, 2015 17:57
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