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A research program created through Arkansas' settlement with tobacco companies is marking its receipt of more than a half-billion dollars in grants since it was created more than a decade ago

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state Tobacco Settlement Commission officials on Tuesday celebrated the Arkansas Biosciences Institute receiving more than $508 million in private and public grants since its creation in 2002. The institute is one of seven progra
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2016 23:04

[Kansas] Legislators consider robbing from children's fund to balance budget

Cotsoradis claimed a plan was in the works to sell future tobacco settlement payments, worth about $600 million, for $400 million, which would go directly into the state’s general fund. The proceeds from the multi-state lawsuit against tobacco companies
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Mar 11, 2016 16:17

[Virginia] Judge Dismisses $1.2 Million Lawsuit Against City of Danville

A judge dismissed a $1.2 million countersuit from Macerata Wheels founder,Christopher Joy.... Last year, the city of Danville sued Joy after the company received $600,000 from the Tobacco Commission, but failed to create jobs.
WSET-TV 13 (Lynchburg, VA)
added Feb 23, 2016 07:42

Smoking prevention gets just small slice of Maryland’s $2.3B from tobacco settlement

But about 15 years and $2.3 billion later — and despite the creation of the state’s Cigarette Restitution Fund to deter and repair damage from tobacco — smoking remains a statewide health concern....tobacco lobbyist Bruce Bereano, thought states used it
Baltimore (MD) Post-Examiner
added Jan 5, 2016 19:10

[Maryland] Despite $2 billion tobacco settlement, Md. still smoking

To successfully combat smoking, Anne Arundel Medical Center would need to receive $1 million per year from the county health department, officials said. This year, the center received about $20,000. That gap is part of why the hospital system is only addr
Easton (MD) Star-Democrat
added Dec 29, 2015 17:38

[North Dakota] Forum editorial: Tobacco cessation succeeds

Anti-tobacco programs work. The statistics are unambiguous. Tobacco settlement money has been well-spent in North Dakota, and the CDC and others recognize the state’s success. That’s good news.
Fargo (ND) InForum
added Dec 15, 2015 16:05

[Virginia] Proposed passenger rail, museum expansion among projects funded by Tobacco Commission

unanimously approved a $250,000 grant to the city of Bristol, Virginia for a study of extending Amtrak service from Roanoke to Bristol and beyond...also allocated $250,000 to the Birthplace of Country Music for its proposed renovations of a building that
Bristol (VA) Herald-Courier
added Sep 25, 2015 11:28

[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: State should reconsider tobacco trust fund priorities Reconsider how to spend earnings

The tobacco trust money isn’t the best way to support schools. That is the responsibility of the entire state, and it ought to be paid for with general taxation.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 28, 2015 20:10

[North Carolina] NC's spigot for Golden LEAF could turn back on again

The Senate budget the chamber approved last month would give $20 million annually to the Golden LEAF Foundation after two years in which it received nothing. Key GOP lawmakers at the Legislature had been skeptical of the foundation's effectiveness, espec
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 5, 2015 12:25

Fitch Publishes Exposure Draft for Rating U.S. Tobacco Settlement ABS

has published an exposure draft with respect to its criteria for rating U.S. Tobacco Settlement ABS. Fitch invites feedback on the proposals during the consultation period that will end on July 22, 2015. The agency will continue to apply its current crite
Business Wire
added Jun 22, 2015 17:23
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