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How much money does Kansas receive under the tobacco settlement?

Roughly about $60 million annually, according to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' budget director, Duane Goossen. Forty-six states, including Kansas, signed a settlement in 1998 with large tobacco companies for health costs related to smoking. Under the deal, Kansas should receive a total of about $1.6 billion during a 25-year period.


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