Laramie, Wy – Tobacco companies sent the states five point eight billion dollars in fiscal year 2005. Out of that Wyoming received nearly 16 million dollars. The money is a result of a settlement between the tobacco companies and the states. Attorney General Pat Crank says Wyoming is expecting more money in 2006, but it's unknown exactly how much that will be because of some legal maneuvering by the tobacco companies.
Crank says all told Wyoming has received 150 million dollars from the tobacco companies. Of that he says the state has spent 55 million, all of it on public health projects.