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Montana's political watchdog finds Big Tobacco in violation of state campaign laws

September 11, 2018View for printing

The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has found two out-of-state tobacco companies in violation of Montana's campaign finance laws - a decision lauded by supporters of a ballot initiative aimed at raising the state's tax on tobacco.

Jeffrey Mangan, the state Commissioner of Political Practices, found the parent company of Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds Tobacco violated state laws as part of their $9 million campaign against I-185, a state ballot initiative opposed by Big Tobacco.

By Missoula Current

https://www.missoulacurrent.com/gover ... -tobacco-2/
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