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[Massachusetts] States becoming more dependent on tobacco levies

Massachusetts lawmakers' growing reliance on tobacco taxes to help balance the state budget is part of a national trend that has grown with each flutter of the country's economy.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:53

[Massachusetts] As state diverts tobacco funds, treatment programs up in smoke

This fiscal year, state government will collect a combined $815 million in tobacco taxes and payments from a 1998 settlement with tobacco companies. It will spend $4.1 million on antitobacco programs -- less than 1 percent of total revenues.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added May 27, 2013 11:20

[Massachusetts] Taxing tobacco a national addiction

Raising tobacco taxes is an easy political choice: there is little opposition and plenty of support. But as Massachusetts grows more dependent on tobacco revenues now approaching $1 billion a year, the use of a sin tax to balance the books raises questio
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:56

[Kansas] AG makes public a letter describing the tobacco settlement arbitration

Kansas can expect about $17.3 million more as a result of the settlement
Kansas Health Institute (KHI)
added May 26, 2013 01:58

[Texas] House sends increased Cig Fee-Tax-Depending-On-Who-You-Ask bill to governor | Trail Blazers Blog

A bill that got a lot of House resistance earlier this year - fee vs. tax, remember - has just come up on the House floor after the Senate carved out some restrictions for chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco and removed AG rule-making authority over the issue.
Dallas Morning News blogs
added May 24, 2013 11:10

[Kansas] Advocacy group questions AG's grip on revised tobacco settlement information

The state's leading child advocacy group expressed renewed frustration Wednesday with Attorney General Derek Schmidt's shroud of secrecy over financial details of Kansas' latest haul from the national tobacco company settlement.
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added May 22, 2013 18:32

[California] CA Upholds $3 Million Fee Award in Tobacco Settlement Violation

The Fourth District Court of Appeal has upheld an attorney fee award of nearly $3 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in an action for violation of the 1998 national tobacco settlement. Div. One held that San Diego Superior Court Judge Ronald
Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, CA)
added May 22, 2013 19:56

[Pennsylvania] Efforts to create smoke-free parks expanding

Pennsylvania Health Department launched a campaign called Young Lungs at Play. Using funds from the state's 1998 settlement with the tobacco industry, the program provides signs to communities adopting policies that ban smoking in parks and other places c
added May 18, 2013 22:47

[Virginia] Study: Gap seen for manufacturing workers in Southside

Demand for additional manufacturing workers across Virginia’s former Tobacco Region will reach nearly 7,000 by 2017, according to a study paid for by the Virginia Tobacco Commission.
Lynchburg (VA) News & Advance
added May 13, 2013 14:22

[Minnesota] HUMPHREY: A Clearer View: Tobacco settlement made state healthier

the 15th anniversary of Minnesota’s tobacco settlement. Those of us involved in the trial will never forget it. In 1994, as Minnesota attorney general, I joined forces ... when I see an ad directing smokers to QUITPLAN or to dine in a smoke-free restaura
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added May 13, 2013 03:05
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