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Texas Appeals Panel: Tobacco Tax Does Not Violate U.S. Constitution ($$)

found that a tax enacted on nonparticipating manufacturers in a statewide tobacco settlement does not violate the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution and reversed summary judgment granted to the small tobacco companies (Glenn
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 29, 2017 19:00
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World editorial: Legislators move to tamper with the voter-approved Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust

Voters knew what they were doing when they set up the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. It was created the way it was as a message to legislators: Hands off! There’s plenty of problems available for legislators to solve. It’s hard to understand why the
Tulsa (OK) World
added Mar 1, 2017 15:31
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Theresa Knox: Keep BreatheND working, as North Dakota voters intended

Our state's residents depend on the Legislature to appropriate the tobacco settlement funds to protect their health from the dangers of tobacco. Current legislators should be reminded that the people of North Dakota voted to establish BreatheND and expec
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Feb 6, 2017 15:05
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[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] No butts about it: Cigarette smoking down, but not out since first warning

All the federal and state regulations and health programs initiated since Surgeon General Terry's warning was issued are useful, said Martinsen, from the county's health improvement partnership. People have stopped smoking in public buildings and restaur
Doylestown (PA) Intelligencer Record
added Jan 15, 2017 16:55
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[Maryland] Tobacco Companies Reiterate Divide Among State Courts In FAA Question ($$)

A group of tobacco companies reiterated to the U.S. Supreme Court on July 5 that it should review a case involving the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between a group of tobacco companies and states over whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) p
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 21, 2016 19:51
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Kansas Lawmakers Pass Bill in Bid to Stop Court From Closing Schools

Kansas lawmakers passed an education funding bill on Friday night...took millions from other sources, including from the state’s motor vehicle fees and the state’s revenues from a national settlement with tobacco companies.
New York Times
added Jun 25, 2016 15:45
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[Oklahoma] Settlement Endowment Trust governing board for hiring a new chief executive officer a $250,000 salary

Oklahoma's governor is criticizing the state's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust governing board for hiring a new chief executive officer at $250,000 a year. Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday said she has instructed Health and Human Services Secretary Terry
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 17, 2016 02:21
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LITTLE: The Climate Change Inquisition

All American citizens...should be deeply concerned about the actions undertaken by the nineteen states joining forces not only to duplicate the tobacco heist but to suppress free speech and the fearless discussion of an area of vitally important scientifi
The Federalist Society
added May 11, 2016 13:01
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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
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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
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