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Group submits push to raise Missouri cigarette taxes

Proponents of raising Missouri's lowest-in-the-nation cigarette taxes submitted petitions Saturday in hopes of getting the constitutional amendment on the November ballot, saying the revenue would help fund early childhood education and health care causes
AP - Associated Press
added May 8, 2016 17:54
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$49.6 million to Arkansas in tobacco settlement payments

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday that the money supports several programs, including tobacco cessation efforts, public health programs for minorities and older Arkansans, increased Medicaid coverage for pregnant women and increased h
AP - Associated Press
added May 5, 2016 15:55

[Pennsylvania] Tobacco manufacturers request Supreme Court tackle MSA arbitration settlement

The nation's largest tobacco manufacturers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to tackle a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affecting $120 million in Master Settlement Agreement money. A writ of certiorari was filed April 21 by R.J. Reynolds Toba
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 2, 2016 19:43

20 years later, still unclear whether landmark Texas tobacco settlement was a success

the Beaumont attorney who led the state's case is unapologetic about the results. The state's treasury raked in billions of dollars from the litigation, though only a small fraction...Two decades later, there is no consensus among legal experts on whether
Beaumont (TX) Enterprise
added May 2, 2016 15:54

[Pennsylvania] Big Tobacco Urges Justices To Review $125M Award To Pa. ($$)

tobacco companies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision allowing Pennsylvania to receive a $125 million payment as part of a nationwide settlement over smoking-related health costs, saying a lower court exceeded its authority by altering
added Apr 30, 2016 16:11
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Oklahoma receives $76 million Tobacco Settlement payment

Miller said 75 percent of the annual receipts, or $57 million, went immediately into the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund as required by the Oklahoma Constitution. “The endowment is generating investment income to fund vital work supported by the
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Apr 27, 2016 17:56

Could Tobacco Money Help Ease Kansas's Woes?

This could make a lot of sense, because cigarette sales have been declining for years. 19 other states have already done enacted the plan.
High Plains Public Radio (HPPR)
added Apr 26, 2016 20:16

Puerto Rico Tobacco Bonds Cut to Junk by S&P on Debt Moratorium

Puerto Rico tobacco bonds issued by Children’s Trust were cut to junk by Standard & Poor’s because of the agency’s inclusion in the island’s debt moratorium law. Securities maturing in 2033 and 2039 had their ratings cut three and two steps, respectively
Bloomberg News
added Apr 26, 2016 16:15

‘Tobacco securitization’ and what it would mean for Kansas

Critics say tobacco bonds carry long-term risks for states / Brownback says tobacco bonds will allow the state to avoid painful cuts next year
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Apr 23, 2016 20:18

Children’s Advocate Opposes Kansas Tobacco Settlement Proposal

The head of a Kansas advocacy group opposes a plan to sell off part of a tobacco lawsuit settlement. The annual payments from the settlement fund children’s programs. The proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback would sell off part of the payments in exchange f
KMUW 89.1 Wichita (KS) Public Radio
added Apr 22, 2016 19:33
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