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Early childhood development programs continue to benefit from Kentucky tobacco settlement

A child care center is the last place someone may expect to see improvements funded by a lawsuit against tobacco companies, unless the child care center is in Kentucky—the nation’s second largest tobacco producer. Sixteen years ago the Commonwealth earmarked 25 percent of its more than $3 billion share of a health-related national tobacco settlement for early childhood development. Today, the state...