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NWI legislators hope to revive stalled ideas

Publication Date: 4/13/2009
  • Author:Patrick Guinane
  • Publication:Munster Times

A statewide smoking ban, local government consolidation and funding to bring a trauma care hospital to the region are among the ideas Northwest Indiana lawmakers hope to revive in the final weeks of the legislative session...

Brown said he hopes to employ the same tactic this week to "breathe life" into his proposed ban on smoking in most public places, which was severely weakened in the House and ignored in the Senate. Amending a Senate bill might reignite debate.

"It's never over 'til it's over," Brown said.