4:00 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Missouri Senate panel endorses tobacco settlement fix

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A Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation that seeks to recoup money from a settlement with tobacco companies.

Under the settlement, Missouri expected to get $130 million this year. But it will likely get less than half because of an arbitrator's ruling that state officials failed to diligently enforce the settlement a decade ago.

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8:46 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Mo. price breaks persist for Little Tobacco

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The state of Missouri faces the loss of nearly $70 million this year in tobacco settlement payments due to a unique pricing advantage enjoyed by some cigarette companies.

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AM Newscasts
8:31 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Newscast for March 26, 2012

A third piece of cigarette tax-related legislation was filed in Jefferson City.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Changes could be ahead for the Boone County Mental Health Board
  • A 64-year-old man killed in St. Joseph fire
  • New cigarette tax legislation filed in Jefferson City.
Science, Health and Technology
8:55 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Report: Fourth of high schoolers smoke cigarettes

A report says one in four US high schoolers smoke first cigarettes before turning 18.
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One in four high school seniors smoke cigarettes.  That’s according to a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office.

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