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Big Tobacco Pursues Non-Participating Manufacturer Tax in Texas

The major tobacco companies are again lobbying for legislation in Texas that would impose special taxes on small cigarette manufacturers that have not settled with the state for tobacco-related claims.
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Oct 3, 2012 20:51
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Kansas children's cabinet told to plan for big cuts

The Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund, which promotes early-childhood programs in the state, has been warned that it could lose up to 75 percent of its budget next year because of a drop in money from a national lawsuit against tobacco companies.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 27, 2012 15:09
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[Kansas] Children's cabinet told to plan for 75 percent cut

Chairwoman calls drop in tobacco funds "worst case scenario"
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Sep 27, 2012 14:18
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[Florida] TOBACCO LEGISLATION APPEALS (PDF)

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Supreme Court of Florida
added Sep 12, 2012 09:03
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Big Tobacco Okay With Missouri's Prop B?

Measure raises tobacco taxes but eliminates price advantage for smaller tobacco companies
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Sep 11, 2012 12:22
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[Virginia] Va. crime commission gets study on extent of illegal cigarette trade

The Virginia State Crime Commission received a surprising report Wednesday on black-market cigarette trafficking, in which Virginia is a major player.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Sep 6, 2012 13:43
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Tobacco Appeal Bonds - The Florida Supreme Court Clerk's Office

During the 2009 Legislative Session, the Legislature passed a bill (SB 2198) relating to the posting of security with regard to judgments against tobacco companies that were participants in the settlement of the State's case
Supreme Court of Florida
added Sep 6, 2012 06:06
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[Missouri] Tobacco companies will not fight cigarette tax increase

But this time, there's a key difference that could bolster its chances. Big Tobacco, which spent millions of dollars to defeat the last proposal six years ago, is largely sitting this one out.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Sep 2, 2012 18:13
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[North Dakota] Forum Fact Check: New ad targets Heitkamp’s ties to attorneys in Big Tobacco suit

To oversee the implementation and enforcement of the settlement in North Dakota, Heitkamp tapped John “Jack” McConnell, Jr. – a Rhode Island trial lawyer who worked for a South Carolina firm now known as Motley Rice. . . . In 2011 and again Thursday, He
Fargo (ND) InForum
added Aug 23, 2012 13:49
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Texas lawmakers mull fees for some tobacco firms

A key Texas House committee on Tuesday discussed the possibility of levying fees on cigarette companies that weren't part of the state's multibillion-dollar 1998 settlement and mulled whether to revive similar legislation that stalled last year.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 14, 2012 21:57
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