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Court orders Pennsylvania to spend tobacco money on health care

Commonwealth Court judge has ruled the Corbett administration has to spend tobacco settlement proceeds on health care programs for the working poor instead of moving the money into the state's general budget. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini on Mo
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Mar 6, 2013 08:12
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[Pennsylvania] Judge directs Pa. tobacco fund to health coverage

A portion of Pennsylvania's tobacco settlement proceeds must fund the defunct adultBasic health insurance program for lower-income adults or a similar plan, rather than be used to help balance the government budget or pay for teacher pensions, a judge ru
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 6, 2013 07:39
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Deadbeat Illinois: State budget crisis hampers tobacco prevention

Illinois devotes only a sliver of that money — $12.7 million this year in the Land of Lincoln — for tobacco prevention and control to discourage people from smoking and helping them avoid the nation’s No. 1 cause of preventable death.
Rockford (IL) Register-Star
added Feb 25, 2013 11:35
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[Oregon] Radio Ads Demand Tobacco Settlement Dollars be Spent on Tobacco Prevention

A statewide media campaign, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is urging Oregon lawmakers to dedicate tobacco settlement money toward tobacco prevention initiatives. Identifying $120 million in available funds from the historic 1998 tobacco set
The Lund Report
added Feb 23, 2013 19:55
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[Oregon] TAUMAN: Not a penny for tobacco prevention

Of the $1 billion on TMSA payments receive by Oregon to date, NOT ONE PENNY has been spent on tobacco prevention.
Blue Oregon
added Feb 23, 2013 17:09
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[Louisiana] State keeps target on Lehman for tobacco investment losses

The dispute stems from a $14.7 million investment of a tobacco industry settlement that the state made with Lehman Brothers in 2001. The state was supposed to get a 4.4 percent guaranteed return on the investment, but Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Feb 19, 2013 12:32
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[Mississippi] Retired Miss. Court of Appeals Judge Myers dies at 71; as chancellor, oversaw tobacco suit

- Retired Judge William Myers, who served on the Mississippi Court of Appeals and was the Gulf Coast chancery judge who oversaw Mississippi's landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry, has died.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 8, 2013 21:45
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[New York] Breakable bonds leave city a winner in smoking slowdown

But Newman, the former deputy comptroller, doesn’t see it that way. While emphasizing that a potential default was still a long way off, he said that the city needs to keep in mind what investors will think the next time it goes to the market with a bon
New York World (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism)
added Feb 6, 2013 20:57
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22nd Century Group Subsidiary, Goodrich Tobacco, Applies for Federal License to Manufacture Tobacco Products

Until now, Goodrich Tobacco has contracted with independent federally licensed tobacco manufacturers to produce its proprietary commercial products, RED SUN®, MAGIC® and SPECTRUM®. Goodrich Tobacco has always supplied its contract manufacturers with its o
Business Wire
added Jan 31, 2013 18:24
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[Massachusetts] Budget Shortfalls Burning Anti-Smoking Funds

Millions of dollars originally intended for smoking cessation programs in Massachusetts have been diverted to offset budget deficits, leaving the state struggling to fund quit-smoking hotlines, treatment programs and anti-tobacco advertising, the New Eng
WGBH (Boston, MA)
added Jan 30, 2013 20:27
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