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Oregon Takes Small Step Forward in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

For the first time, Oregon will start to use some tobacco settlement funds to protect kids from tobacco. Over the next 2 years, the state will allocate $2 million per year for the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP).
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 9, 2013 11:09
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[Ohio] Tobacco Fund invests millions in Gallia s future

The settlement of the tobacco lawsuit resulted in billions of dollars for states across the country, and part of the money in Ohio was used to create the Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation (SOACDF). Since 2002, the Foundatio
Gallipolis (OH) Tribune
added Jul 6, 2013 17:18
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[Louisiana] Jindal sells Tobacco bonds, nets less money than expected

Jindal's top financial adviser, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, announced Tuesday that the deal was done. Instead of the more than $140 million in upfront cash expected by the refinancing, the state got $83 million.
KNOE 8 News (Monroe, LA)
added Jul 3, 2013 12:16
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[Oregon] Not enough tobacco settlement money dedicated to anti-smoking programs, public health advocates say

For the first time since the money started flowing, some of the $120 million Oregon receives ... is expected go toward anti-smoking programs. But the amount -- $4 million -- is far short of the $86 million public health advocates say is needed to adequat
The Oregonian
added Jul 12, 2013 06:45
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[Louisiana] Tobacco bond refinancing done, generates $83M

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has refinanced Louisiana's tobacco settlement bonds, though the state received significantly less money than expected through the deal. Jindal's top financial adviser, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, anno
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 7, 2013 21:16
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[California] Bill to prevent tax evasion through illegal cigarette sales moves forward

On a unanimous, bipartisan vote Tuesday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 680 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to close a major loophole in state law that enables some tobacco manufacturers to avoid paying millions of dollars in state
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat
added Jun 28, 2013 21:55
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[North Carolina] Letter: Tobacco

The settlement dollars went up in smoke years ago and smokers will put their dollars up in smoke to pay for the whole mess for years to come. The silliness of this whole scenario is obvious.
New Bern (NC) Sun-Journal
added Jun 28, 2013 14:16
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[California] Bill to prevent tax evasion through illegal cigarette sales moves forward

the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 680 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to close a major loophole in state law that enables some tobacco manufacturers to avoid paying millions of dollars in state excise tax for the cigarettes they sell in
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat
added Jun 28, 2013 13:30
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[Louisiana] Tobacco bond refinance savings halved due to rising interest rates

State Treasurer John Kennedy, shown here in November 2008, is urging the administration to delay a major tobacco settlement bond refinancing until financial markets are in a more favorable position
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jun 27, 2013 12:26
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[Louisiana] Savings estimates drop for tobacco bond refinance

Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to refinance Louisiana's tobacco settlement bonds has run into snags because changing financial market conditions have sharply reduced the estimates of how much money Louisiana can get through the deal. When lawmakers and other s
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 27, 2013 12:15
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