Tobacco Money Not Paid to MO Health Programs

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Wednesday, March 22 2006 Mar 22, 2006 Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:51:31 PM CST March 22, 2006 in News
Source: (Copyright 2007 The Associated Press All Rights Reserved.)
AP-MO--McCaskill-Tobacco 03-22 0114 AP-MO--McCaskill-Tobacco Money (TOPS),0089McCaskill says most tobacco money doesn't go to health programs ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill says less than one percent of tobacco settlement money in Missouri actually goes toward tobacoo-related programs. Missouri has been paid 965 (M) million dollars from tobacco companies to repay the state for tobacco-related health costs. But McCaskill said most of the money is simply paid into the state's general revenue fund where it is used for a number of different projects. She says moving tobacco money between different projects has racked up 13 (M) dollars in administrative costs. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-03-22-06 1705EST

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