INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is set to recoup some of the money it had lost in tobacco lawsuit payouts after an agreement was reached between Attorney General Greg Zoeller and tobacco companies.
Zoeller announced Thursday that the state would get back $25 million in funds for 2014 and get paid a total of $124 million for 2015. Starting in 2019, annual payments should range between $110 and $115 million.
Members of the national board tasked with distributing the funds from the Master Tobacco Settlement had said that Indiana and other states were not doing enough to collect settlement money from small tobacco manufacturers. At the time, federal arbitrators decided Indiana would lose $63 million in 2014.
The money is used to pay for tobacco cessation and public health programs.
Mother cat and kittens abandoned in cage
The Putnam County Humane Society posted a harsh letter Friday chastising whoever dropped a family full of cats at their front gate with no…
Indianapolis sees violent Memorial Day
Memorial Day wasn't much of a holiday for Indianapolis police, who were called to multiple shootings within hours of each other all…
IMS launches 'Race to Renew' for 2017 tickets
The race to renew your tickets for the 2017 officially began at midnight.
Officials predicting 'massive' Indy 500 impact
Indianapolis officials are predicting a bumper year for the city thanks to the sold-out Indianapolis 500.
Warm Tuesday. T'Storms possible Wednesday.
Rain chances return Wednesday afternoon.