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Neb. Lawmakers Mull Collecting Tribal Tobacco Tax Revenue

Tweet LINCOLN, Neb. — A bill that would create a way for Nebraska to collect tobacco tax revenue from Native American tribes advanced Wednesday through a first-round legislative vote. The measure would call for state officials to reach compacts with tribes so they could collect money to comply with a national legal settlement with the four largest U.S. tobacco companies. At stake is $46 million in settlement money for health care expenses. ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking lawsuit winner wants vacation

Tweet Norwich, Conn. — Barbara Izzarelli, of Norwich, would like to take a long vacation. If she gets even half of what a court awarded her Wednesday, she can stay as long as she wants. The former smoker was awarded $15.7 million in interest payments as part of her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Federal Judge Stefan Underhill handed down the decision, acting on a motion made in December from Izzarelli’s lawyer, David Golub. “I ... Jump to full article >>