Big tobacco and health advocates square off over a state bill to let OKC and other cities make tougher anti-tobacco ordinances.
News Tim Farley
Lobbyists and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are gearing
up for a fight over the repeal of a pre-emption law that would give
Oklahoma municipalities the authority to pass more restrictive
anti-smoking measures than the state allows.
State legislators kill a bill that would have allowed local governments to establish strong tobacco restrictions.
News Phil Bacharach
A state Senate committee today snuffed out a bill that would have
allowed local governments to establish anti-tobacco ordinances more
restrictive than what's currently set by the state.
CFN Gazette staff
We’ll say this for Big Tobacco: Even a widely vilified industry that
makes its profit from killing people knows how to wield power. That much
was evident last week when the Senate General Government Committee
killed a bill that would have let cities craft stronger antismoking
ordinances than what’s allowed by state law.