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[Louisiana] TOPS would benefit from tobacco money

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration wants to redirect $120 million from a tobacco settlement account to help pay for college scholarships.
Thibodaux (LA) Daily Comet
added Mar 10, 2013 12:26

Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund faces drop in dollars ($$)

A state fund that pays for tobacco programs and cancer research is slowly losing money, and in the coming years state leaders will have to decide whether they will come up with a way to save the fund or let it fade away.
Baltimore (MD) Business Journal
added Mar 12, 2013 15:11

[New York] EDITORIAL: Cut smokers some slack

New York needs to act. It can allow the penalty to rise with the passage of years, but it is unfair, without warning or grace period, to implement a penalty that could bankrupt Americans who bought Big Tobacco’s lie.
Buffalo (NY) News
added Mar 8, 2013 13:05

Policy chief: Tobacco settlement funds helping Kentucky farmers

Kentucky did well in directing half of the state’s share of the settlement funds from tobacco companies over the past decade to help farmers diversify their operations into non-tobacco areas, a state official said here Thursday.
Evansville (IN) Courier & Press
added Mar 8, 2013 06:47

Court orders Pennsylvania to spend tobacco money on health care

Commonwealth Court judge has ruled the Corbett administration has to spend tobacco settlement proceeds on health care programs for the working poor instead of moving the money into the state's general budget. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini on Mo
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Mar 6, 2013 08:12
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[Pennsylvania] Judge directs Pa. tobacco fund to health coverage

A portion of Pennsylvania's tobacco settlement proceeds must fund the defunct adultBasic health insurance program for lower-income adults or a similar plan, rather than be used to help balance the government budget or pay for teacher pensions, a judge ru
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 6, 2013 07:39

Deadbeat Illinois: State budget crisis hampers tobacco prevention

Illinois devotes only a sliver of that money — $12.7 million this year in the Land of Lincoln — for tobacco prevention and control to discourage people from smoking and helping them avoid the nation’s No. 1 cause of preventable death.
Rockford (IL) Register-Star
added Feb 25, 2013 11:35

[Oregon] TAUMAN: Not a penny for tobacco prevention

Of the $1 billion on TMSA payments receive by Oregon to date, NOT ONE PENNY has been spent on tobacco prevention.
Blue Oregon
added Feb 23, 2013 17:09

[Oregon] Radio Ads Demand Tobacco Settlement Dollars be Spent on Tobacco Prevention

A statewide media campaign, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is urging Oregon lawmakers to dedicate tobacco settlement money toward tobacco prevention initiatives. Identifying $120 million in available funds from the historic 1998 tobacco set
The Lund Report
added Feb 23, 2013 19:55

[Louisiana] State keeps target on Lehman for tobacco investment losses

The dispute stems from a $14.7 million investment of a tobacco industry settlement that the state made with Lehman Brothers in 2001. The state was supposed to get a 4.4 percent guaranteed return on the investment, but Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Feb 19, 2013 12:32
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