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.
Commentary Cal Hobson
Our legislators are home this summer, having completed their 2013 work.
It was a session that saw good bills killed, bad bills consuming too
much precious time and the passage of a ridiculous tax cut that doesn’t
even kick in until 2016.