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Florida AG fights for allegedly overdue payments from tobacco industry

A three-way dispute between two tobacco companies and the state of Florida attorney general's office has lead to a haze of confusion. In February, according to a report by the Winston-Salem Journal, ITG Brands filed a lawsuit against tobacco giant RJ Re
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 7, 2017 12:52
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Dorothy Rice, Pioneering Economist Who Made Case for Medicare, Dies at 94

estimated in 1998 that smoking-related illnesses cost Medicaid $12.9 billion a year...“I feel strongly that any global settlement with the tobacco industry should go beyond $368 billion.” It was eventually pared to about $250 million over 25 years.
New York Times
added Mar 4, 2017 15:12
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[Pennsylvania] OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL: BUDGET REQUEST FISCAL YEAR 2017 2018 (PDF)

Tobacco Law Enforcement This appropriation is requesting a $170,000 or 8.7 percent increase in funding to cover mandatory pay and benefit increases and 1 additional position to help the Commonwealth receive the full amount it can receive under the Tobac
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 4, 2017 18:01
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. AG Wants More Resources For Tobacco Litigation ($$)

to litigate required payments under the 1998 tobacco master settlement...He said that research suggests that cigarettes are missing a required chemical additive that prevents them from combusting when not being smoked.
Law360
added Mar 3, 2017 20:47
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NOVAK: Jeff Sessions, Anti-Weed Crusader, Was a Shill For Big Tobacco

the tobacco industry helped get Jeff Sessions elected to the Senate in 1996. In fact, Session got a bit too much money from R. J. Reyonlds... “If we let them get by with this extortion of the tobacco industry, then they’ll start shaking down other industr
Gizmodo
added Mar 2, 2017 05:39
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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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Tobacco money will help avoid cuts of in-home care, school busing, Missouri governor says

the Republican chief executive said a recent Missouri Supreme Court decision that will mean an estimated $50 million in additional revenue will be used to stave off planned reductions to a program serving 15,000 elderly and disabled people who receive in-
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Feb 24, 2017 17:42
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Reynolds, ITG square off in dispute over payments to Florida for health-care expenses related to smoking

ITG Brands LLC is suing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an attempt to settle which tobacco manufacturer is responsible for making annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in Florida on four traditional cigarette brands. As part of Reynolds American Inc.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 23, 2017 13:56
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Breathless in North Dakota

The US state of North Dakota (ND) is thinking of diverting tobacco lawsuit settlement money previously used for tobacco control policies to ‘other public programs’. A February 20 story on KFYR-TV-Ch.5, out of Bismark, ND, said the state’s voters had hel
Tobacco Reporter
added Feb 21, 2017 21:07
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[North Dakota] Breathe ND in danger of closing after committee votes to defund it

The voters of North Dakota helped form the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy, also known as Breathe ND, when they voted to dedicate tobacco lawsuit settlement money to preventing future use. Now, some think the group is no longer needed.
KFYR-TV-Ch.5 (Bismark, ND)
added Feb 21, 2017 02:36
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