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Key issues for Legislature to tackle

Publication Date: 12/1/2008
  • Author:CHRIS CHRISTOFF
  • Publication:Detroit Free Press

The Legislature is tentatively scheduled to meet for the next three weeks. Here are some key issues to watch:

Smoking ban: The House and Senate differ over whether to ban smoking in all public places -- especially restaurants and bars -- or exempt Detroit's three casinos, cigar bars and bingo halls. Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, calls it a hot topic that could resurface for a key vote.