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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new budget offers Medicare cuts to entice Republicans into tax negotiations, while plowing ahead to cover the uninsured next year under the health care law the GOP has bitterly fought to repeal. But the...
Tags: U.S. Congress, Healthcare Laws, Politics, Medicare, Barack Obama
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMore than $1.3 million in unpaid tobacco taxes was collected and 49 defendants sentenced during an extensive crackdown that spanned several counties and lasted years, the state Attorney General said Wednesday. The final defendant pleaded guilty Tuesday....
Tags: Laws, Punishment, Trials, Prosecution, Crime, Law and Justice
The Hartford CourantA federal bribery and conspiracy investigation that grew out of efforts to kill a tobacco tax at the state legislature has widened in recent months to include how the state appropriated tens of millions of dollars through bonding. The direction of the...
It's a sad story. In 1999, the General Assembly displayed great wisdom in enacting legislation that allocated $35 million annually from Indiana's portion of the National Tobacco Settlement for a comprehensive state tobacco- prevention program. The...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit. Instead, the Food and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it an overreach. The ban, which...
Thousands of fifth-graders around Harford County have pledged never to try tobacco by signing their names on banners that will be exhibited on National Kick Butts Day March 20. Harford County Health Department's Cigarette Restitution Fund Tobacco Program...
— California officials vowed Tuesday to move forward on a new fire safety rule that could eliminate the use of toxic flame retardants in household furniture and baby products sold nationwide. At a public hearing on the proposed standard, what was...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general. Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the...
PIERRE — An attempt by Rapid City officials to have the Legislature make hookah lounges comply with the state’s smoking ban backfired Thursday. A House panel reversed the legislation, so that hookah lounges would be exempt if they were...
HAMPTON — Hampton prosecutors are working to settle a forfeiture case involving $80,690 that was confiscated from a New Jersey truck driver on the Eastern Shore in January. According to three separate sources with knowledge of the case, Hampton...
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