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Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund faces drop in dollars ($$)

A state fund that pays for tobacco programs and cancer research is slowly losing money, and in the coming years state leaders will have to decide whether they will come up with a way to save the fund or let it fade away.
Baltimore (MD) Business Journal
added Mar 12, 2013 15:11

Maryland's tobacco industry: Behind the numbers

Last week the Baltimore Business Journal reported on Maryland’s Cigarette Restitution Fund, a pot of money that is intended to go toward programs for cancer treatment and research, smoking cessation and Medicaid expenses related to smoking.
Baltimore (MD) Business Journal
added Mar 12, 2013 15:10

Hughes: Governor's proposal to deplete Tobacco Trust Fund will hurt Vermonters

Diverting monies from the Tobacco Trust Fund to plug budgetary gaps is short-sighted, will cost Vermonters in the future, and does not respect the wishes of Vermont smokers and nonsmokers.
added Mar 12, 2013 06:27

[North Dakota] Tobacco Free N.D. poll shows strong support for smoke-free laws

A statewide poll commissioned by Tobacco Free North Dakota reflects even stronger support as of March 6, 2013, for both the smoke-free law and for Measure 3, each passed by initiated measure in 2012 and 2008, respectively, according to a news release.
Minot (ND) Daily News
added Mar 11, 2013 02:42

[New Mexico] Bill would end growth of tobacco fund

A proposal to temporarily shore up the state's lottery-funded college scholarship program would end the flow of tobacco settlement payments into a 12-year-old state trust fund ... Senators on Tuesday voted 40-0 for a measure that would use 25 percent of
Albuquerque Journal
added Mar 10, 2013 12:32

[Louisiana] TOPS would benefit from tobacco money

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration wants to redirect $120 million from a tobacco settlement account to help pay for college scholarships.
Thibodaux (LA) Daily Comet
added Mar 10, 2013 12:26

[New York] EDITORIAL: Cut smokers some slack

New York needs to act. It can allow the penalty to rise with the passage of years, but it is unfair, without warning or grace period, to implement a penalty that could bankrupt Americans who bought Big Tobacco’s lie.
Buffalo (NY) News
added Mar 8, 2013 13:05

Policy chief: Tobacco settlement funds helping Kentucky farmers

Kentucky did well in directing half of the state’s share of the settlement funds from tobacco companies over the past decade to help farmers diversify their operations into non-tobacco areas, a state official said here Thursday.
Evansville (IN) Courier & Press
added Mar 8, 2013 06:47

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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