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Rivals to rally over smoking ban

Publication Date: 3/2/2008
  • Author:Keegan Kyle
  • Publication:Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette

Tavern league and smoke-free group going to Madison

Two major lobbying groups involved in the legislative fight over a statewide smoking ban will hold rallies at the Capitol this week.

Advocates from throughout the state with different goals will meet Tuesday and Wednesday morning in Madison for lobby training sessions.

Smoke Free Wisconsin wants legislators to pass a statewide smoking ban on all indoor workplaces with no exceptions. The Tavern League of Wisconsin is lobbying for an exception for taverns and bars.

This debate has been the grinding point for Democratic and Republican legislators since Gov. Jim Doyle challenged them to pass a bill.