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Q&A: The Hidden Costs of Tobacco Debt

capital appreciation bonds....are now likely to default. And that could force governments to pony up even more of their future tobacco windfall to investors — money that could otherwise benefit taxpayers. How did it all happen? Here are answers to some b
North Denver (CO) News
added Aug 19, 2014 07:32
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'Small Tobacco' Tax in Texas Dealt a Major Blow

The 55-cents-per-pack fee that Texas imposes on smaller tobacco manufacturers is an unconstitutional tax, an appeals court ruled. House Bill 3525, which Texas lawmakers approved in 2013, levied fees on tobacco companies that did not participate in th
Courthouse News
added Aug 19, 2014 05:43
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[Connecticut] EDITORIAL: Up in smoke

When it comes to spending tobacco settlement money to fight tobacco use, Connecticut is on a par with much of the Deep South... As long as we’re taxing low-income smokers at the rate of $3.40 per pack, maybe we could use a bit more of our tobacco income t
Meriden (CT) Record-Journal
added Aug 12, 2014 16:02
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Tobacco Bonds May Be Dangerous to Your State's Financial Health

Some of the deals included a form of high-risk debt, capital appreciation bonds, which obligated governments to pay out billions of their tobacco income in the future.
ProPublica
added Aug 8, 2014 11:50
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Official Statement: New Jersey Treasury Department!

The State takes very seriously its relationship with bondholders ...Although not legally compelled to resolve a potential default situation with the tobacco bonds, the State sees an advantage in maintaining good relations with the tobacco bond investors
ProPublica
added Aug 8, 2014 11:49
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PODKUL: How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt

Politicians wanted upfront cash from a legal victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers happily obliged. The price? A handful of states promised to repay $64 billion on just $3 billion advanced.
ProPublica
added Aug 8, 2014 11:42
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Wall Street tobacco deals left states in billions of debt

A ProPublica analysis of more than 100 tobacco deals since the settlement found that they are creating new fiscal headaches for states, driving some into bailouts ... high-risk debt that squeezed out a few extra dollars for the governments but promised m
Marketplace (American Public Media)
added Aug 7, 2014 11:27
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Oppenheimer Sues Rhode Island Over $594 Million Bond Deal

Rhode Island’s plan to sell $594 million in debt backed by tobacco-company payments was challenged by OppenheimerFunds Inc., which claims the deal violates earlier bondholder rights to revenue related to a 16-year-old accord over health-care related cost
Bloomberg News
added Aug 6, 2014 07:15
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[Rhode Island] Up in Smoke: RI Tobacco Is Day-to-Day

Rhode Island's Tobacco deal has been put on day to day status by Citigroup following a lawsuit from two Oppenheimer Rochester funds.
Bond Buyer Online
added Aug 6, 2014 01:03
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OppenheimerFunds Says It Sued Rhode Island Over Tobacco Deal

Rhode Island’s plan to sell $594 million in debt backed by tobacco-company payments was challenged by OppenheimerFunds Inc., which claims the deal violates earlier bondholder rights to revenue related to a 16-year-old accord over health-care related cost
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 6, 2014 00:36
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