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[Virginia] Tobacco Commission likely to pursue restitution after authority's misuse of funds

The Virginia Tobacco Commission likely will seek restitution of grant funds involved in the fraudulent billing case against a Southwest Virginia utility provider executive, the commission’s chairman said.
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Apr 1, 2015 19:05

[Louisiana] Political Horizons: Need cash now? La. looks at selling tobacco settlement

Interactions between Nichols and Kennedy, regardless of the venue, feature steely politeness and deftly aimed verbal daggers. The Tobacco Settlement board meeting did not disappoint.... “You dangle $700 million in front of the Louisiana Legislature now, a
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 22, 2015 10:21

[Rhode Island] RI Issues $620M In Tobacco Bonds After Oppenheimer Row ($$)

Rhode Island issued $620 million in tobacco bonds on Thursday, netting an immediate $36 million payment and following through on a much-anticipated issuance after successfully beating back OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s lawsuit seeking to block the issuance.
added Mar 20, 2015 13:13

[Louisiana] Kink in plan to sell tobacco settlement

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne on Thursday threw a crimp into the Jindal administration’s plan to sell the remaining portion of the tobacco settlement monies by recalling that the state’s voters nine years ago overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment th
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 20, 2015 13:06

[Florida] LETTER: Don't fall for Big Tobacco's ploy

trying to buy its way out of this accountability "problem" by paying 100 lobbyists to pass a bill that would result in Big Tobacco being treated differently....That AIF would support a Big Tobacco bailout without ever mentioning Big Tobacco really says it
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Mar 19, 2015 20:33

state constitution directs how some of the money from tobacco settlement would be used if sold - Louisiana Politics

Lt Gov Jay Dardenne says the Jindal administration needs to remember that if it sells the remainder of the tobacco settlement, the state constitution requires 20 percent goes to coastal restoration. Dardenne said he had heard no mention of the constitut
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 19, 2015 20:30

Louisiana should sell tobacco settlement for upfront cash, Gov. Bobby Jindal says

administration is moving ahead with a plan to sell the state's remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement, despite criticism the move would waste a valuable asset for a quick fix to budget problems
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 18, 2015 16:21

[Louisiana] Tobacco board votes 12-1 to sell remainder of cigarette settlement

A board — with a new majority recently chosen by Gov. Bobby Jindal — voted Tuesday to start the process of selling the remainder of the multibillion-dollar settlement from cigarette manufacturers in hopes of raising about $750 million. The Jindal adminis
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 18, 2015 14:25

[Louisiana] Remainder of money from Tobacco lawsuit to go towards TOPS

The remaining money Louisiana received from lawsuits against tobacco companies will now be going towards funding the TOPS scholarship program. Louisiana is one of many states that received money in 1998 after lawsuits were filed against tobacco companie
KATC TV-3 (Lafayette, LA)
added Mar 18, 2015 14:24

DIGIOVANNI/SOMA: Maine Voices: Rerouting tobacco funds ignores need for both medical, public health intervention

We receive these funds because Maine people got sick and died from tobacco use; this is a legacy to be honored. We have an ethical and moral obligation to allow the fund to work as intended, which is to prevent disease and promote good health so Mainers
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Mar 16, 2015 12:00
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