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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Battleground Iowa: Changes to the smoking ban?

Excerpted from this post at Battleground Iowa

According to the Register, there are rumors that certain legislators
want to revisit the smoking ban that was put into law this past year.
Opponents of the ban seem to think they might be able to repeal it.
Proponents of the ban think they might be able to get casinos included
in the ban. I think both sides need to be careful here, but especially
the ban opponents. People have a tendency to think that others agree
with their point of view, not realizing that that could be a false
assumption. A lot of the ban supporters are Democrats. A lot of the
ban opponents are Republicans. In case you missed it, there are a lot
more Democrats at the statehouse right now than Republicans. I'm sure
some ban opponents think they'll be able to pull some Dems over to
their side. Unlike the GOP, Mike Gronstal doesn't take too kindly to
members of his ranks jumping ship.


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