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Attorney General Mark Barnett Announces South Dakota Receives Another Tobacco Settlement Payment of $6.7 Million Dollars

Attorney General Mark Barnett Announces South Dakota Receives Another Tobacco Settlement Payment of $6.7 Million Dollars

(Pierre) – Attorney General Mark Barnett announces that South Dakota received another payment of $6,783,154 on December 31st, 2001.  This payment is from the 1998 Tobacco Settlement that his office negotiated on behalf of the state.  The $206 billion settlement is between 44 states and the tobacco industry.  Under the settlement South Dakota will receive an estimated $748 million.

So far the state has received about $57 million in payments from the settlement.  The next payment will be received in April 2002.

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