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Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General

Myers...who was on a panel about e-cigarettes at an event in Park City, Utah, was startled by what he saw: lobbyists from regulated industries — financial, energy, alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies — socializing with top state law enforcement
New York Times
added Dec 3, 2014 13:36
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[Virginia] Tobacco commission grant above recommended amount

Led by powerful GOP lawmakers in recent years, the commission has come under fire for what critics say is an opaque, haphazard system of awarding grants often based on political considerations. The commission approved the first $10 million grant aimed at
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 1, 2014 18:20
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[North Carolina] Adult smoking rate falls to new low

At $1.2 million, North Carolina was tied for 45th in terms of state funding being spent directly on tobacco prevention programs during fiscal year 2013-14. By comparison, the CDC recommends North Carolina dedicate $106.8 million. That means the state is
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 1, 2014 06:54
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[Pennsylvania] High Court Considers Fate of Diverted Tobacco Funds

Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week over whether legislation redirecting more than $200 million in tobacco settlement funds was constitutionally enacted....earmarked fund to be used for health care and public health programs...settlement money was redire
The Legal Intelligencer
added Nov 25, 2014 10:24
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[Virginia] Tobacco commission changes plan for Va. medical school grant

The group awarded a $25 million grant to create a medical school in southwest Virginia says a plan to create a “virtual” health science center with multiple partners is a better option.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2014 17:47
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Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement

(MSA) was entered in November 1998, originally between the four largest United States tobacco companies (Philip Morris Inc., R. J. Reynolds, Brown & Williamson and Lorillard – the "original participating manufacturers", referred to as the "Majors") and t
Wikipedia
added Nov 10, 2014 21:12
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[Alabama] First Gubernatorial Debate: Ethics Question IV

Governor Siegelman: I am telling the people of Alabama the money that I received was totally separate from any tobacco litigation whatsoever. I'm delighted that I filed that lawsuit...We're getting money for that tobacco lawsuit so that our seniors can ha
WSFA 12 (Montgomery, AL)
added Nov 3, 2014 10:42
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Virginia tobacco grants go up in smoke / $5.2 million for poorer towns vanishes

More than $5.2 million in “tobacco” grants to Virginia communities has disappeared, leaving some of the state’s most depressed areas deeper in the red. From July 2007 until October 2014, 22 localities defaulted on Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF)
Washington Times
added Oct 30, 2014 23:16
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How Tobacco Bonds Work, and What Can Go Wrong

States and localities got cash up front but may end up paying back a lot more than they expected.
ProPublica
added Oct 30, 2014 20:30
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Investors Haul In Nearly Half the Tobacco Settlement Cash

An updated tally by ProPublica shows that tobacco bondholders are due $2.6 billion of the $6 billion in this year’s payouts to state and local governments from Big Tobacco.
ProPublica
added Oct 30, 2014 20:28
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