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Theresa Knox: Keep BreatheND working, as North Dakota voters intended

Our state's residents depend on the Legislature to appropriate the tobacco settlement funds to protect their health from the dangers of tobacco. Current legislators should be reminded that the people of North Dakota voted to establish BreatheND and expec
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Feb 6, 2017 15:05

Muni Tobacco Bonds Rally as Buyers Swoop in After Trump Selloff

State and local government tobacco-settlement bonds are bouncing back from the drubbing they took in November as investors pick up the debt on the cheap and cigarette consumption declines remain moderate.
Bloomberg News
added Feb 3, 2017 19:17

[New Jersey] NAVARRO: Gov. Christie can combat opioid abuse by curtailing smoking

For the fifth consecutive year, New Jersey will spend nothing to prevent children and teens from smoking or help them to quit, despite receiving $944.5 million... Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey, where everyone has an opportunity to live the h
added Jan 31, 2017 18:10

[Indiana] Elusive funding for Mike Pence’s bicentennial projects dogs his home state

In the two-year state spending plan Holcomb sent to lawmakers earlier this month, he sought to use money from the state's Tobacco Master Settlement fund to pay for the projects. Money in that fund comes from a 1998 multistate lawsuit settlement with big
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle
added Jan 30, 2017 23:41

Arkansas Senate OKs Tapping Into Funds to Cut Disabled Waitlist

to tap into $8.5 million in unused money from the 1999 settlement with tobacco companies to provide more services to the developmentally disabled. The Senate voted 34-0 Thursday to approve a proposal to redirect the money from a health insurance program
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 26, 2017 22:38

[Kentucky] STONE: Tobacco settlement still benefits state ag industry

As outgoing co-chair of the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee, I've had the opportunity to work with my fellow legislators to prioritize investments from funds Kentucky receives each year through the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (M
Franklin (KY) Favorite
added Jan 26, 2017 22:30
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Our Opinion: Where there's smoke, there's a need to act

The Hoosier state has the nation’s 12th highest smoking rate...Unfortunately, here in Indiana, the General Assembly has over the years raided money intended to pay for ...legislators have options, including making critical investments in tobacco preventi
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Jan 26, 2017 22:28

[Mississippi] House reverses course, votes to limit AG’s ability to file lawsuits

to pass legislation that could prevent Mississippi’s attorney general from pursuing lawsuits like the 1990s tobacco litigation that resulted in a settlement of more than $4 billion for state coffers.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Jan 26, 2017 16:48

New Jersey set to hand over millions in tobacco cash

failure to spend on smoking cessation efforts when thousands of people still die annually from tobacco-related illnesses has drawn derision from advocates and public health officials....this year will begin repaying hundreds of millions of dollars to bond
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 23, 2017 19:21

[Arkansas] Tobacco funds would go to disability services under bill, Senate OKs medical marijuana rule change

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday (Jan. 19) passed a bill that would redirect unused tobacco settlement funds to provide services to waiting individuals with developmental disabilities. House Bill 1033 by Rep. Andy Mayberry, R-East End,
Talk Business & Politics
added Jan 20, 2017 03:52
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