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Georgia's Tobacco Settlement May Help Rural Economies
The state Advisory Committee on Rural Development sees the $4.8 billion tobacco settlement as a way to bolster Georgia's stagnant economy.

Governor Roy Barnes said that one-third of the settlement money should help rural counties economically hurt by a decline in the tobacco industry, while the other two-thirds should pay for health care programs.

ATLANTA JOURNAL AND CONSTITUTION, (8/19/99) "Tobacco Settlement May Fund State Panel's Attempts To Bolster Economy", Alan Judd