Proposition 29 http://kalw.org en Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 31, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-thursday-may-31-2012 <p>(Sac Bee) // Support for the tobacco tax, Prop 29, is slowly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/31/4527326/field-poll-finds-slipping-support.html#mi_rss=Top%20Stories ">going up in smoke</a> &ndash; thanks in part to $38 million invested in advertising by tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris...</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:24:47 +0000 Ben Trefny 11446 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 31, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Thursday, April 26 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-thursday-april-26 <p>(Contra Costa Times) // Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, two power players in the tobacco industry, have <a href="http://www.contracostatimes.com/politics-government/ci_20479946/tobacco-industry-gearing-up-take-down-california-cigarette?source=rss">donated more than tens of millions of dollars to defeat Proposition 29</a>, a new tobacco tax on the June ballot. Prop 29 would increase taxes on a pack of cigarettes by $1 to $1.87, which would generate approximately $735 million annually that would mostly fund cancer research...</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:59:22 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 9677 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Thursday, April 26