Tobacco Funds Are Directed Back to AdultBasic by Court

, The Legal Intelligencer


The Commonwealth Court has struck down as unconstitutional two statutes that had redirected funds away from adultBasic, a low-cost health insurance program that was funded by the proceeds of a 1998 settlement between several tobacco companies and Pennsylvania, and into the state's general fund.

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  • Ron Katzman

    Leave it up to Judge Pellegrini to try to restore some semblance of honesty in our government. He could have compelled return of the money to its designated purpose on the basis of returning stolen goods!!

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