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Previously: Initiative petitions on raising the tobacco tax (February 14, 2012)

At the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C121042 01/27/2012 MISSOURIANS FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION American Cancer Society, High Plains Division, Inc. 2433 Ridgepoint Drive Austin TX 78754 1/26/2012 $217,622.00

C121042 02/09/2012 MISSOURIANS FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION American Cancer Society, High Plains Division Inc. 2433 Ridgepoint Dr Austin TX 78754 2/8/2012 $82,500.00

C121042 02/14/2012 MISSOURIANS FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc 555 11th Street NW Suite 300 Washington DC 20004 2/14/2012 $5,308.50

C121042 02/15/2012 MISSOURIANS FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City 2700 East 18th Street Suite 200 Kansas City MO 64127 2/15/2012 $350,000.00

[emphasis added]

When did Missourians for Health and Education start up and what do they want to do?:

C121042: Missourians For Health And Education

Po Box 412887 Committee Type: Campaign

Kansas City Mo 64141

(816) 820-8201 Established Date: 01/26/2012

[….]

Ballot Measure History

Statutory Amendment To Chapters 149 & 196 Rsmo Relating To Tobacco Taxation & Regulation 11/06/2012 Tobacco Taxation & Regulation Statewide Support

Let’s take a look at a bit of the Initial 15 Day Report filed on February 9th:  

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

MISSOURIANS FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION [pdf] 2/9/2012

B. Itemized Expenditures All Over $100

Fieldworks, LLC 2852 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington DC 20008 1/27/2012 Signature gathering services $150,000.00

[emphasis added]

Yep, sign those petitions, because you just know big tobacco is gonna suck up all the air in the state (cough, cough) when their ad campaign starts up in three, two, one….