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OLSON: Estimate: Massachusetts Diverts 99% of Tobacco Money to Other Causes

we can now see that it was the purest pretense for attorneys general in states like Massachusetts to have portrayed the Great Tobacco Robbery settlement of some years back as motivated by a supposed need for new “public health” outlays, as opposed to shee
Cato Institute
added Jan 29, 2013 13:32

Rolly: Big Tobacco still has a grip on Utah

The Utah Lung Association noted in a recent press release that Utah has failed to protect children from Big Tobacco’s marketing tactics by neglecting to invest in programs proven to reduce tobacco use, according to the American Lung Association’s "State
Salt Lake Tribune
added Jan 26, 2013 06:07

[Virginia] Panel created to help Va's tobacco region meeting

A commission created to spark development in southwest and Southside Virginia is set to discuss its efforts to help communities hurt by manufacturing and agricultural job losses. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commissio
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 8, 2013 13:27

[Alabama] OUR VIEW: Tobacco money wish list

we'd like to see the bulk of this money be spent the same way as previous tobacco settlement money -- in ways that benefit people, something the payors' product doesn't do.
Gadsden (AL) Times
added Dec 26, 2012 23:11

Broken Promises to Our Children / The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 14 Years Later

Our latest report, issued December 6, 2012, finds that states are spending only a miniscule portion of their tobacco revenues to fight tobacco use. The states have failed to reverse deep cuts to tobacco prevention and cessation programs that have undermi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 6, 2012 09:29

[Kansas] Children's cabinet told to plan for 75 percent cut

Chairwoman calls drop in tobacco funds "worst case scenario"
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Sep 27, 2012 14:18

[New York] Editorial: Counties wasted settlement funds

But the fast-money grab, and quick spending, has had long-term implications for local governments. "Essentially, instead of investing the money in reducing the long-term carnage caused by smoking, they took the easy way out," Horner told the Editorial B
New York Journal News
added Jun 28, 2012 11:56

[California] Fitch: CA Tax Could Depress Payments to All Tobacco Bonds

Fitch Ratings believes California Proposition 29 (Tobacco Tax for Cancer Research Act) could reduce the payments that all states receive from tobacco companies under the Master Settlement Agreement
Business Wire
added Jun 7, 2012 13:27

[California] UPDATE 1-Tobacco bond payments may fall if Calif. OKs tax measure-Fitch (Adds comment, background)

Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday it believes all tobacco Master Settlement Agreement recipients may see lower payments if California voters support a tax measure that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1 to $1.87.
added Jun 5, 2012 23:39

[North Carolina] Tobacco grant supports LCC

Kinston (NC) Free Press
added May 27, 2012 12:05
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