December 12, 2007

Senate butts in, ashes rule on smoking ban
"Up in smoke, blown away, snuffed out: Pick your cliche' to describe the shelving yet again of legislation to ban smoking in most public places in Michigan.

The state House passed the ban last week; the state Senate effectively said no Tuesday, sending the legislation not to the Health Policy Committee where it belongs but to a bottle-up committee chaired by Senate Republican Majority Leader Mike Bishop of Rochester, who says it's not a priority."



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