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Tobacco lawsuit freezes $258 million in state budget for human-services programs

Tweet COLUMBUS — The new state budget relies in part on $258 million to pay for human-services programs, but the money is frozen because of a Franklin County court case. The money is tied up in a lawsuit brought by anti-smoking advocates trying to stop Gov. Ted Strickland’s plan to drain $230 million from the Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation, and the legal maneuver has health and human services advocates worried. The $51 bil ... Jump to full article >>