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The Smoke Clears by Mayor Dave
March 8, 2007, 4:30 pm
Filed under: written by Mayor Dave

Today, I had another debate with my opponent, and the differences between us are becoming more clear all the time.  For the first time, he said directly that if the smoking ban were repealed by the city council, he would let the repeal stand, and if the Legislature tries to weaken our smoking ban, he won’t fight it.

My position is just as clear on the other side.  If the Council tries to weaken or repeal our smoking ban I’ll fight it, and I’ll veto any weakening if I have to.  And we’re already working with smoke free advocates and our legislative delegation to head off any state action that would weaken our ordinance.

In fact, just a few days ago I spent some time at the Harmony Bar where people of all ages were enjoying the atmosphere and the food and several of them told me that they wouldn’t have been there if it wasn’t for our smoking ordinance.


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Dave, you have support on this smoking ban, regardless. Smoking and second-hand smoke are killers–there is definite scientific proof to prove it! You are helping to save lives. If only the other communities in the Greater Madison area had the guts you have!

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