Monday, December 01, 2003

In Virginia, tobacco money goes to the right places

This story in the Richmond paper describes how the Commonwealth is relatively ahead of other states in targeting its windfall tobacco settlement money towards the economic revitalization of parts of the state that are affected by the decline of the tobacco industry, including Southwest Virginia.

In particular, the article cites the works of the Virginia Tobacco Commission. of which the commissioners include Senator Wampler, Delegate Kilgore, Senator Puckett, attorney Ronnie Montgomery, Delegate Joe Johnson, and a handful of others from Southwest Virginia, in addition to commissioners from Southside Virginia.

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