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Appeals court upholds Texas cigarette tax

Dismissing a lawsuit filed by small tobacco companies, an Austin-based appeals court ruled Friday that state regulators could impose a special tax on cigarette makers that weren’t part of a multibillion-dollar settlement reached with Big Tobacco in the l
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Mar 25, 2017 17:10
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[Connecticut] Blumenthal’s former firm remembers ‘a brilliant lawyer’

before questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal harkened back...it is more than a quarter century since Blumenthal left his own private practice behind for an extended run in public service, first as Connecticut attorney general with a
Stamford (CT) Advocate
added Mar 24, 2017 12:21
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[North Dakota] Houses passes bill to defund BreatheND

Nearly the last step was taken by the North Dakota House on Tuesday to defund BreatheND, the state's tobacco prevention and control agency created by an initiated measure in 2008. Senate Bill 2024 passed on a 63-29 vote after more than 40 minutes of deb
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Mar 15, 2017 23:28
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[North Dakota] Tobacco Control and Prevention agency de-funded by the 2017 Legislature

The Legislature has voted to de-fund the Tobacco Control and Prevention agency – also known as “Breathe ND.”... "I hate funerals," Nelson said. "Today we're here to eulogize the most effective state agency I've seen in my 20 years in the Legislature."
North Dakota Public Radio / Prairie Public Broadcasting
added Mar 15, 2017 15:01
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Florida AG fights for allegedly overdue payments from tobacco industry

A three-way dispute between two tobacco companies and the state of Florida attorney general's office has lead to a haze of confusion. In February, according to a report by the Winston-Salem Journal, ITG Brands filed a lawsuit against tobacco giant RJ Re
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 7, 2017 12:52
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[Pennsylvania] OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL: BUDGET REQUEST FISCAL YEAR 2017 2018 (PDF)

Tobacco Law Enforcement This appropriation is requesting a $170,000 or 8.7 percent increase in funding to cover mandatory pay and benefit increases and 1 additional position to help the Commonwealth receive the full amount it can receive under the Tobac
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 4, 2017 18:01
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Dorothy Rice, Pioneering Economist Who Made Case for Medicare, Dies at 94

estimated in 1998 that smoking-related illnesses cost Medicaid $12.9 billion a year...“I feel strongly that any global settlement with the tobacco industry should go beyond $368 billion.” It was eventually pared to about $250 million over 25 years.
New York Times
added Mar 4, 2017 15:12
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. AG Wants More Resources For Tobacco Litigation ($$)

to litigate required payments under the 1998 tobacco master settlement...He said that research suggests that cigarettes are missing a required chemical additive that prevents them from combusting when not being smoked.
Law360
added Mar 3, 2017 20:47
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NOVAK: Jeff Sessions, Anti-Weed Crusader, Was a Shill For Big Tobacco

the tobacco industry helped get Jeff Sessions elected to the Senate in 1996. In fact, Session got a bit too much money from R. J. Reyonlds... “If we let them get by with this extortion of the tobacco industry, then they’ll start shaking down other industr
Gizmodo
added Mar 2, 2017 05:39
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World editorial: Legislators move to tamper with the voter-approved Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust

Voters knew what they were doing when they set up the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. It was created the way it was as a message to legislators: Hands off! There’s plenty of problems available for legislators to solve. It’s hard to understand why the
Tulsa (OK) World
added Mar 1, 2017 15:31
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