Tobacco Industry Contributing More to Calif. Lawmakers Amid Failure of Bills To Reduce Smoking-Related Illnesses
California lawmakers have increasingly accepted campaign donations from the two largest cigarette companies in the U.S. -- Altria and R.J. Reynolds, according to a Sacramento Bee review of campaign finance data. Anti-cancer groups note that the contributions came as lawmakers rejected several bills that would have reduced smoking and tobacco-related illnesses.
- "California Democrats Accepting More Campaign Cash From Tobacco Industry" (Rosenhall, Sacramento Bee, 8/2).