ansas Enters Cigarette-Sale Agreement with Two Tribes
The state of Kansas has been facing the prospect of losing $60 million in annual tobacco payments. The money currently funds children’s programs such as early childhood development and reading comprehension.
To avoid this fate, the state has enacted compacts with local Indian tribes, under which the tribes will be required to disclose their accounting, reports The Topeka Capital-Journal. Indian tribes in Kansas have long sold tobacco products without the state of Kansas’ intervention. The new legislation passed unanimously in the Kansas Legislature and was signed by Gov. Sam Brownback last week.