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[Oklahoma] EDITORIAL: A wise state investment

Oklahoma’s use of the Master Settlement funds from the 1996 tobacco lawsuit is a model for use in future trust fund cases. Unlike other states, Oklahoma did not take a one-time payment. The state chose to receive the money over several years, and to date
Norman (OK) Transcript
added Apr 19, 2013 12:53

Oregon enters arbitration that could reduce size of future payments under tobacco settlement

Oregon is among the states entering a high-stakes arbitration battle with tobacco companies who agreed in 1998 to pay $206 billion over 25 years to settle legal claims. If a panel of three retired federal judges side with the tobacco firms, Oregon and ro
The Oregonian
added Apr 18, 2013 23:18

Tobacco Settlement Payments to Oklahoma top $1 Billion

State Treasurer Ken Miller announced the receipt of one of two annual tobacco settlement payments on Wednesday. The $64.8 million payment brings the total paid to the state under the Master Settlement Agreement since 1999, the year payments began, to $1.
Norman (OK) Transcript
added Apr 18, 2013 23:06

Kentucky gets more than $101 million in tobacco settlement money

Kentucky received its annual payment of more than $101 million in tobacco settlement money this week. “The money Kentucky receives each year from the MSA provides funding for many invaluable programs – from agriculture to education,” said Attorney Genera
The Lane Report
added Apr 18, 2013 17:04

[Pennsylvania] Pa. joins 30 states in rejecting ’98 tobacco master settlement

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said this week that the commonwealth has opted to decline the tobacco industry’s settlement arising out of the 1998 lawsuit, with the Keystone State instead vowing to continue litigation. Kane was quoted as sa
The Pennsylvania Record
added Apr 18, 2013 15:04

[Pennsylvania] Pa. vows to protect its tobacco payment

Pennsylvania will continue to fight the tobacco industry's lawsuit to reduce payments to the Master Settlement Agreement, the 1998 deal that requires tobacco companies to pay billions of dollars to offset public health costs from tobacco-related diseases
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Apr 17, 2013 07:52

Tobacco companies make payments under state settlement

The nation’s top cigarette companies have made their annual payments as part of the 25-year settlement in which some cigarette makers are paying states for smoking-related health care costs. Philip Morris USA, owned by Henrico County-based Altria Group
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 16, 2013 01:51

[Pennsylvania] Pa. declines settlement with tobacco companies

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office says it's declining a settlement offer by tobacco companies in favor of waiting for an arbitration panel's decision that will help determine how much the companies owe the state. The attorney general's office sa
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 15, 2013 07:02

[Mississippi] Appeals Panel Upholds Miss. Corruption Conviction

A federal appeals court panel on Friday upheld the conviction of Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, one of Mississippi's most prominent attorneys before going to prison on judicial corruption charges.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 13, 2013 08:33

[North Carolina] Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids received $8 million grant

The grant is provided at a time when more state legislatures, including North Carolina, are siphoning significant amounts of money dedicated to tobacco-prevention efforts from the 1998 landmark Master Settlement Agreement to their state general funds.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 12, 2013 13:13
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