NC Attorney General: State Receives $211 Million In Cigarette La - WSPA.com

NC Attorney General: State Receives $211 Million In Cigarette Lawsuit Payments

Posted: Updated:
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper notified state leaders how much money the state receives in cigarette lawsuit payments. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper notified state leaders how much money the state receives in cigarette lawsuit payments.
RALEIGH, NC -

North Carolina's annual share of payments from top cigarette companies paying for smoking-related health care costs is $211 million.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper notified Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders on Friday how much money was going to state coffers and the Golden LEAF Foundation, which politicians established to help tobacco-growing regions transition their economies.

North Carolina has received more than $1 billion in the past decade under the agreement 20 states negotiated with Big Tobacco 15 years ago.

Winston-Salem-based R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. paid $1.8 billion this year for the second-largest cigarette company's share to all the states covered by the settlement.

Greensboro-based Lorillard Inc. paid $900 million this year.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Neighborhood Finds Out It’s in Floodplain After All

    Neighborhood Finds Out It’s in Floodplain After All

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:16:05 GMT
    The culvert on Crosscreek Lane busted when a major downpour hit the upstate earlier this month. That road is still blocked near its intersection with Eagle Ridge Lane.The culvert on Crosscreek Lane busted when a major downpour hit the upstate earlier this month. That road is still blocked near its intersection with Eagle Ridge Lane.
    Neighbors in Greenville County’s Mountainbrooke neighborhood are fired up after finding out Monday FEMA has designated parts of it as a floodplain – weeks after a culvert collapsed and flooded homes.
    Neighbors in Greenville County’s Mountainbrooke neighborhood are fired up after finding out Monday FEMA has designated parts of it as a floodplain – weeks after a culvert collapsed and flooded homes.
  • Child Injured After Car Hits Stroller

    Child Injured After Car Hits Stroller

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:55:50 GMT
    According to investigators, a woman was pushing the stroller through a crosswalk on Church Street in downtown Spartanburg when the accident happened.
    According to investigators, a woman was pushing the stroller through a crosswalk on Church Street in downtown Spartanburg when the accident happened.
  • MUGS: 15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, Adults Arrested

    MUGS: 15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, Adults Arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:08:11 GMT

    Investigators say they found the trailer surrounded by piles of clothes and trash, a swimming pool with green water, animal feces and roaches on the floor of the home and unsecured guns and medicine bottles.

    Investigators say they found the trailer surrounded by piles of clothes and trash, a swimming pool with green water, animal feces and roaches on the floor of the home and unsecured guns and medicine bottles.

Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.