Forum editorial: Minnesota is close to clearing air
Publication Date: 2/10/2005
Minnesotans, including Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, appear ready for comprehensive statewide smoking restrictions. Legislative committees have passed different versions of a smoking ban for restaurants and other workplaces...
Lawmakers are catching up to several cities, including Duluth and Moorhead, which have imposed smoking and secondhand smoke bans. Whenever proposed bans were put to the voters in cities, they passed. The signals from the citizens of the state could not be clearer.