Posts tagged: funding

Amid allegations of ‘mishandling,’ suit asks to restore adultBasic

Tweet A Pennsylvania lawsuit asks that the governor be forced to reinstate adultBasic after the auditor general said the government used one-third of the money legally designated to health programs for other purposes. The state’s adultBasic, a health insurance program for about 41,000 low-income adults in Pennsylvania, ended after funding expired Feb. 28. Money for the program came from a combination of tobacco-settlement revenues and donations ... Jump to full article >>

‘Tobacco’ woes! Suit says state lied to feds to privatize Park warehouse

Tweet State parks officials lied to their federal counterparts in order to turn the landmarked Tobacco Warehouse into a privatized development project without any public oversight, a bombshell lawsuit alleges — and on Tuesday, a federal judge ordered the National Park Service to court for an expedited hearing in the case. Last week, Brooklyn Heights groups sued the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, claiming that the a ... Jump to full article >>

Theft raises questions about use and safety of tobacco settlement money

Tweet In the days since Virginia’s former secretary of finance admitted that he stole $4 million earmarked for the state’s most economically depressed areas, many have begun to question whether more than $1 billion from a settlement with the nation’s largest tobacco companies has been spent properly and if the money is safe. In the past decade, more than 1,300 projects in Virginia have been funded, including high-speed Internet ... Jump to full article >>

Tar Heel tobacco growers vote to continue funding research on crop

Tweet North Carolina tobacco growers have agreed to continue funding tobacco-agricultural research for another six years. More than 92 percent of tobacco growers in the state who voted favored the North Carolina Tobacco Research Check-off Referendum, which calls for growers to allocate 10 cents per 100 pounds of flue-cured and burley tobacco to tobacco research and education. The referendum is voted on every six years and must be approved by two- ... Jump to full article >>