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[New York, Virginia] NYC Proceeds With Cigarette Lawsuit After Garner Decision

New York City has filed a lawsuit against a Virginia tobacco sho... suggests a continued commitment to cracking down on the interstate trafficking and local sale of untaxed cigarettes after the death of Eric Garner —the Staten Island man who died after po
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Dec 17, 2014 05:18

[Virginia] Turning a new leaf with tobacco money

The Virginia Tobacco Commission is helping more and more students in the Dan River Region with an expanded scholarship program — providing about $400,000 to Danville Community College students this year.
Danville (VA) Register & Bee
added Dec 13, 2014 20:55

[Virginia] Girl Scouts study air quality, lobby against smoking

Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 3546 in Stafford. They participated in a year-long study of the impact of air quality on our lives and produced a comic strip
Stafford County (VA) Sun
added Dec 11, 2014 23:41

[Virginia] Tobacco's decade of transformation

For decades, the government subsidized tobacco growing through price support and market quota assistance. The buyout in 2004 allowed farmers to begin producing within a contract system with individual cigarette makers. The transition lasted a decade, fro
Danville (VA) Register & Bee
added Dec 7, 2014 17:24

[Virginia] General Assembly wants to puff out cigarette trafficking

A half-dozen proposals up for consideration Tuesday before the Virginia State Crime Commission include requiring retail tobacco sellers to obtain a license or permit, now a requirement in 36 other states...organized crime continues to use Virginia, which
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Dec 2, 2014 08:09

EDITORIAL: Tobacco has affected Virginia politics since Colonial time

As long as states impose onerous tobacco taxes, a black market will thrive…Human history often can be interpreted as the history of natural resources. Mundane workings by the Virginia State Crime Commission have cosmic connotations.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Dec 2, 2014 06:11

[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

[New York] DUJARDIN/SPEED: Is cigarette trafficking really Virginia's problem?

isn't supplying the nation's largest city with a quarter of its cigarettes a boon — rather than a detriment — to tax receipts here in the Old Dominion? Put another way: Isn't this more the Northeast's problem rather than our own?
Newport News (VA) Daily Press
added Dec 1, 2014 07:24

[Virginia] Tougher cigarette sale laws are urged

The Virginia State Crime Commission staff has recommended requiring stores to obtain a state license to sell cigarettes... “If retail sales of tobacco are dependent upon a state-issued license that can be revoked for criminal violations, retailers will h
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 1, 2014 06:56
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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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