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[Louisiana] Savings estimates drop for tobacco bond refinance

Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to refinance Louisiana's tobacco settlement bonds has run into snags because changing financial market conditions have sharply reduced the estimates of how much money Louisiana can get through the deal. When lawmakers and other s
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 27, 2013 12:15

Company defends new Camel cigarette ads

Reynolds American Inc. believes the Camel Crush ads are in full compliance with an agreement that prohibits cigarette makers from targeting kids.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 27, 2013 12:11

Vermont pursues tobacco settlement funds

Rather than accept a lump-sum percentage of the money some tobacco companies have been withholding since 2003, as 22 other states have done, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office is pursuing the full amount due through litigation — one year’s worth at a
added Jun 25, 2013 07:18

[Kentucky] Smoke-free laws still a debate in Ky.

Criswell's 13-year-old program is funded in part with Kentucky's share of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement, a multi-billion-dollar settlement reached between 46 states, including Kentucky, and the nation's cigarette companies. The program received $2
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Jun 17, 2013 13:11

[Kentucky] Tracing the Flow of Tax Dollars

Kentucky's Finance and Administration Cabinet now offers the Citizen Tax Calculator on the state's transparency portal, ... They could also find out that they contributed $35.51 toward the first phase of Kentucky's tobacco settlement.
Government Technology
added Jun 15, 2013 10:57

Judge Tosses Whistleblower Suit on Cigarettes Sold to Military ($$)

Philip Morris and Winston & Strawn have defeated a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company overcharged the military for cigarettes. A judge ruled on Thursday that the whistleblower wasn't the first person to point out the pricing discrepancy, whi
added Jun 15, 2013 10:52

[Oregon] Letter: Use tobacco settlement money to counter 'cool' image of smoking

Susan Nielsen's recent column on the nostalgic qualities of smoking ("Smoking may stink, but it packs a nostalgic punch," June 9) is a good reminder that we must work together to reduce the grip that the tobacco industry has on our communities.
The Oregonian blogs
added Jun 14, 2013 09:26

Altria's CEO Hosts 2013 Investor Day Conference (Transcript)

We have continued to achieve substantial success in managing the tobacco and health litigation, notwithstanding significant challenges. ... I will touch on two categories of tobacco litigation, lights class actions and individual cases, including Engle p
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jun 13, 2013 11:07

[Oregon] Tobacco-use critics make one more pitch

Critics of tobacco use are making one more pitch for lawmakers to earmark a greater part of Oregon's share of the national tobacco settlement for programs aimed at prevention and cessation.
Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal
added Jun 12, 2013 13:37

TOMEI/PEDERSON: Oregon should invest tobacco settlement money in prevention: Guest opinion

The two of us, as colleagues in Oregon's House of Representatives, are brought together on this issue by a shared belief in prioritizing the health, safety and potential of our children. It's time that we, as a legislature, step up and recognize that the
The Oregonian
added Jun 12, 2013 13:22
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