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West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Charleston, applauds opening remarks during day of the state legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

W.Va. Senate Democrats block wide-ranging GOP tax overhaul

Feb. 25, 2020 4:29 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a sweeping Republican tax overhaul that was expected to slash county budgets. Democrats voted to reject the plan, which required a two-thirds majority to change the state Constitution and would have cut taxes on manufacturers and...

Nebraska won't confirm involvement in multi-state Juul probe

Feb. 25, 2020 3:51 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities refused to say Tuesday whether they're involved in a new, multi-state investigation into the marketing and sales practices of e-cigarette maker Juul. The 39-state coalition is led by attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas. The states...

File - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a cashier displays a packet of tobacco-flavored Juul pods at a store in San Francisco. Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Juul released a statement saying it has halted television, print and digital advertising and eliminated most flavors in response to concerns by government officials and others.  (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)

'A world of hurt': 39 states to investigate Juul's marketing

Feb. 25, 2020 2:58 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday. Attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida,...

Kaul joins multi-state probe of vaping company marketing

Feb. 25, 2020 12:55 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Tuesday that he has joined nearly 40 other state attorneys general in an investigation into whether electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc.'s advertising targeted underage youth. The 38-state probe also will center on the company's...

West Virginia Republicans move forward on tax overhaul

Feb. 24, 2020 5:41 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republicans moved forward Monday on a sweeping tax overhaul that could slash county government budgets, though it appears likely Democrats may derail the plan. Senators voted 17-16 to pass a GOP proposal to cut taxes on manufacturers and personal vehicles while...

Cuba opens its annual trade fair for the key cigar sector

Feb. 24, 2020 5:10 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s annual cigar trade fair started Monday, bringing thousands of buyers and aficionados of the island’s iconic stogies to sample the latest wares and place orders for sale oversees. According to Habanos SA officials, Cuba sold $531 million worth of cigars worldwide in 2019,...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo pushes for action on vaping, sick leave

Feb. 22, 2020 10:22 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — NewYork’s governor is urging lawmakers to act swiftly on banning flavored electronic cigarettes and requiring paid sick leave. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using radio interviews and public appearances to argue those policy goals have the best chance of succeeding if the...

Arizona gets court order blocking vaping firm's products

Feb. 20, 2020 11:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general has obtained an injunction against a New Jersey-based vaping company he recently sued that bars the company from marketing or selling any of its products in the state. The injunction against Eonsmoke was announced by Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday....

Police find secret cigarette factory 4 meters underground

Feb. 20, 2020 7:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Police have dismantled what they say is the Europe Union’s first clandestine underground cigarette factory — four meters (13 feet) under a horse stable in southern Spain. Statements Thursday from Spanish police and Europol said 20 people from Britain, Ukraine and Lithuania were...

Ohio governments working to craft unusual opioid bargain

Feb. 19, 2020 1:27 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor, attorney general and dozens of local governments are nearing agreement on divvying up proceeds of a potentially huge settlement with the opioid industry, hoping to avoid mistakes made with the national tobacco settlement. The so-called “One Ohio”...