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An Illustrated Guide to the State Budget Tobacco Bond Time Bomb

An Illustrated Guide to the State Budget Tobacco Bond Time Bomb
Billions of dollars were promised to the American people after Big Tobacco's landmark settlement with the states. Government officials said it would be better to get the cash now (and to cover all sorts of budgetary needs), so the money was put into bonds. A bond is like a loan and like a loan, states spent that money. Now what?
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Cezary Podkul and David Sleight
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'Happy to Be a Denier': Steven Milloy Brings his Anti-Science to Massive Coal Company Murray Energy

'Happy to Be a Denier': Steven Milloy Brings his Anti-Science to Massive Coal Company Murray Energy
Climate change denier Steven Milloy has had a number of jobs, all centered around some pretty deadly stuff – tobacco, big chemical – and now brings these impeccable credentials to the head of coal behemoth Murray Energy. Unabashed, he thinks of global warming skeptics as "a ragtag bunch, very Continental Army."
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