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Smoking ban is old news here

Publication Date: 2005-02-15
  • Author:Emmitt B. Feldner
  • Publication:Sheboygan (WI) Press
Gov. Doyle's proposal already in effect in county

Sheboygan County is ahead of Gov. Jim Doyle when it comes to banning smoking in government-owned buildings...

On Friday, Doyle ordered that all state-owned buildings be made smoke-free within 30 days and urged the Legislature to pass a bill making all local government buildings smoke-free as well. The governor said that while 67 percent of counties and 75 percent of cities ban smoking in government-owned buildings already, there are still municipalities where it is allowed...