Missouri would have no part in the national tobacco settlement if the republican candidate for attorney general were in office. Sam Jones says he wouldn’t have participated in the settlement and would have taken the chance of missing the $6.7 billion dollar windfall. Jones believes Jay Nixon and other attorneys general as a group are using the courts to create public policy the legislature should be in charge of. The tobacco settlement restricts billboards, and keeps cigarettes from being targeted at kids. He says those are all things the legislature could handle and none of which are any business of the attorney general.
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