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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

[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

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

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

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

'Small Tobacco' Tax Upheld By Texas Supreme Court ($$)

rejected argument that a tax on “small tobacco” companies not part of the landmark 1998 tobacco settlement violated the state constitution’s equal and uniform taxation clause, finding Texas had a rational basis for the tax scheme.
added Apr 4, 2016 15:33

State Supreme Court upholds Texas tax on tobacco

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Tax was levied on manufacturers that weren’t part of Big Tobacco’s multibillion-dollar settlement. Small tobacco firms sued to overturn 55-cent-per-pack tax on tobacco products.
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Apr 2, 2016 14:20

Texas Supreme Court upholds $500M state tax on tobacco

upheld a state tax on products made by small tobacco companies that weren't part of a landmark 1998 settlement with Big Tobacco. The Supreme Court in its ruling determined the tax adopted by lawmakers in 2013 is not a violation of the Texas Constitution's
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 2, 2016 00:53

[Michigan] Ex-judge says without state money Detroit schools will close

Governor Snyder is seeking $72 million annually over 10 years to fund the plan, using money from Michigan's share of a nationwide settlement with U.S. tobacco companies.
added Mar 12, 2016 21:32

Online Electronic Cigarette Marketing—Violation of Self-regulated Standards by Tobacco Companies

We do not yet know whether age-verification gates on entry to leading electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) brand websites are equally stringent. In this article, we address this gap by characterizing these age-verification gates. If gates are weak, adolesce
JAMA Pediatrics (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
added Mar 8, 2016 04:28
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