EDITORIAL: It's time for local laws against indoor smoking
Publication Date: 4/9/2005
- Publication:Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
In the last month, it has become increasingly evident and generally accepted by lawyers, lobbyists and politicians that the "pre-emption clause," which barred local communities from having stricter laws than the state on indoor smoking, does not exist. . . .
Sen. Greenleaf's repeated attempts to get a better state law on indoor smoking have been commendable and his new bill this year deserves support. But, with his fellow Republicans who run the Senate turning a deaf ear to his proposal and with lobbyists out to stymie his efforts, it's time to let a thousand flowers bloom elsewhere in Pennsylvania.