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[Washington] FERGUSON: It’s time for lawmakers to kick their addiction to teen-smoking revenue

raising the smoking age will cut teen smoking...I’m going to propose this legislation again next year — and every year until it passes. The Legislature just chose to protect Big Tobacco’s “key young adult market,” rather than our kids. ... It’s time for
Seattle (WA) Times
added Apr 5, 2016 13:36
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[New York] Kaminisky ad hits McGrath on tobacco settlement fees

With two weeks to go until a crucial state Senate special election in Nassau County, Democrat Todd Kaminsky's campaign's latest ad hits Chris McGrath over the fees his law firm received for its work on the early 2000s settlement agreement between states
New York Daily News
added Apr 4, 2016 23:35
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Texas Supreme Court says tobacco tax doesn't violate state constitution

ruled Friday that a tax on products made by tobacco companies that did not participate in a previous multibillion-dollar settlement intended to offset the state's costs for smoking-related diseases does not violate the state's constitution.
Reuters
added Apr 4, 2016 16:04
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TEXAS v. TEXAS SMALL TOBACCO COALITION, AND GLOBAL TOBACCO, INC.: ON PETITION FOR REVIEW FROM THE COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Our Equal and Uniform Clause caselaw explains that “only an extreme and clear case . . . would justify an interference by the courts with the legislative action.”60 This is not that case. Whatever may be said of the tax, it is not “an arbitrary, unreasona
Texas Judicial Branch
added Apr 4, 2016 15:40
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'Small Tobacco' Tax Upheld By Texas Supreme Court ($$)

rejected argument that a tax on “small tobacco” companies not part of the landmark 1998 tobacco settlement violated the state constitution’s equal and uniform taxation clause, finding Texas had a rational basis for the tax scheme.
Law360
added Apr 4, 2016 15:33
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Texas high court overturns cigarette-tax ban

The decision is expected to rekindle a simmering legal fight between the state and small tobacco companies over a 2013 law that levied a 55-cent tax on cigarettes made by small tobacco companies that were not part of a landmark 1998 settlement with the f
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Apr 3, 2016 13:53
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State Supreme Court upholds Texas tax on tobacco

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Tax was levied on manufacturers that weren’t part of Big Tobacco’s multibillion-dollar settlement. Small tobacco firms sued to overturn 55-cent-per-pack tax on tobacco products.
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Apr 2, 2016 14:20
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Texas high court overturns cigarette-tax ban

overturned a lower court's decision that declared a state tax on small cigarette manufacturers illegal. The decision is expected to rekindle a simmering legal fight between the state and small tobacco companies over a 2013 law that levied a 55-cent tax on
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Apr 2, 2016 00:55
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Texas Supreme Court upholds $500M state tax on tobacco

upheld a state tax on products made by small tobacco companies that weren't part of a landmark 1998 settlement with Big Tobacco. The Supreme Court in its ruling determined the tax adopted by lawmakers in 2013 is not a violation of the Texas Constitution's
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 2, 2016 00:53
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A research program created through Arkansas' settlement with tobacco companies is marking its receipt of more than a half-billion dollars in grants since it was created more than a decade ago

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state Tobacco Settlement Commission officials on Tuesday celebrated the Arkansas Biosciences Institute receiving more than $508 million in private and public grants since its creation in 2002. The institute is one of seven progra
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2016 23:04
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