Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Upcoming in Big Island Weekly: Tobacco and the Legislature

The tobacco story is finished, and sitting over at the Big Island Weekly. Jed says it will probably come out in two weeks. I don't want to give away the ending, but suffice it to say, I found a lot of money flowing into the legislature from America's tobacco companies, and some big rewards for them, hidden in the legislature's cost-cutting bills--but I also found out that there's a potent counter-force at work that's keeping Big Tobacco from getting its way all the time: Big Health....

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