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Florida: Lawton Chiles Tobacco Endowment Receives $1.7 Billion

Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) signed into law a bill that sets aside $1.7 billion of the state's tobacco settlement money for the Lawton Chiles Tobacco Endowment for Children and Elders.

The endowment will help pay for elderly care, Florida's child welfare system and for cancer research.

Tampa Tribune, (5/13/99) "Bush signs bill named for Chiles to use tobacco funds for kids," [Full Text: here]