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[Louisiana] Treasurer opposes Jindal tobacco settlement sale proposal, criticizes as 'another gimmick'

Kennedy balked Wednesday at Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to sell the last piece of Louisiana's tobacco settlement for upfront cash to pay for Louisiana's free college tuition program called TOPS.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 12, 2015 10:01

[Mississippi] Bill fails that would limit attorney general's power to sue

Mississippi House members are rejecting new restrictions against Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to file lawsuits or hire outside lawyers. The House voted 66-49 Wednesday to reject a House Bill 1201, which would require the governor, lieutenant gov
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 6, 2015 11:50

[Mississippi] Bill fails that would limit A.G.'s power to sue

Barbour — who was a tobacco lobbyist in Washington during Mississippi's lawsuit against the industry — used the tobacco money to help prop up the state budget .... The payments ... are still being spent under the current Republican governor, Phil Bryant.
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Feb 5, 2015 05:36

[Indiana] EDITORIAL: OUR OPINION: Promises that have gone up in smoke

states have shortchanged the tobacco prevention and cessation programs that have proven effective....You would think that the personal and financial costs associated with smoking would make defeating such a public health enemy a priority. IIn Indiana, you
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Jan 7, 2015 16:01

PACKHAM: Nevada raids smoking funds for other uses

In 2015, Nevada lawmakers have an opportunity to right these wrongs and, in doing so, save lives and save money by reducing the human suffering and financial toll of tobacco in our state.
Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal
added Jan 3, 2015 12:14

[Tennessee] Tobacco pact funds earmarked for local prevention programs

Knox County will get to spend $327,041 per year on tobacco use prevention. But that's a fraction of the money it could save, said Michael Thomas, program manager with Knox County Health Department. "Based on 2011 data, if we reduced the number of pregna
Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel
added Dec 3, 2014 19:10

How One New York County Fell Into the Tobacco Debt Trap

A refinance of Niagara County’s tobacco bonds was good news — but for investors, not taxpayers.
added Oct 30, 2014 20:22

22nd Century Group to Ring the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell

22nd Century Group recently announced that it became a signatory of the historic U.S. Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), entered the cannabis space, and completed a $10 million private placement. Additionally, the Company has made great strides in its As
Business Wire
added Oct 15, 2014 15:35

[West Virginia] Anti-tobacco effort strapped for funds despite millions in revenues

All of the proceeds from the tobacco settlement bonds went to help pay down the state Teachers Retirement System's unfunded liability. All of the money received each year from the settlement goes toward paying off those bonds. Annual tax revenues go to t
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 17:40

Tobacco commission grants go to family connections

A Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission’s powerful chairman, according to a review of grants by The
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 2, 2014 10:02
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