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ILLINOIS BILL WOULD ALLOW FOR CITIES TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL TOBACCO TAXES

there’s a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would reverse that law. H.B. 1241 was introduced by Rep. Michael J. Madigan, R-Chicago. If passed it wouldn’t mean Chicago’s added OTP tax, which never went into effect, would then suddenly become in ef
HalfWheel
added Apr 10, 2017 16:09
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[Florida] PIEROBON: Benefits of tobacco-free outdoors should spark change

The Florida Legislature should enact legislation to allow local communities to legally designate tobacco-free outdoor recreational areas, or better yet, make all beaches and state parks tobacco-free.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 8, 2017 23:42
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VIDEO: Lawmakers vote to repeal Indiana's 'Smoker's Bill of Rights'

Lawmakers are seeking repeal of Indiana’s 1991 “Smokers Bill of Rights” which says employers can’t refuse to hire smokers... It costs business owners in the US more than $5,800 to employ a smoker, according to research from Ohio State University.
WRTV-Ch. 6 (Indianapolis, IN)
added Mar 3, 2017 13:20
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[Indiana] Common Council to meet 7 p.m. Monday for "smoke free" resolution; members clash on approach

Kokomo Common Council has set a meeting time to vote on a resolution that would allow a Howard County smoking ban ordinance to supersede city code. The council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in City Hall to act on the “Resolution in Support of Smoke Free Ind
Kokomo (IN) Tribune
added Mar 3, 2017 03:26
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The Other Right-Wing Tidal Wave Sweeping America: Federal and State Preemption of Local Progressive Laws

the National League of Cities released a report tracking an outbreak of state laws stepping on and nullifying local progressive laws and policies across the country. The picture it paints in seven key areas is shocking to anyone who believes in local demo
AlterNet.org
added Mar 3, 2017 13:23
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[Florida] Hollywood to post signs urging people not to smoke at beach, parks

You’ll soon start seeing signs like these at the beach and parks throughout Hollywood encouraging people not to smoke. But smokers have the right to ignore the signs and puff away to their heart’s content. In Florida, only state legislators can ban sm
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Feb 17, 2017 21:21
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[Michigan] Ann Arbor official expects city to 'vigorously defend' its Tobacco 21 law

Just because Michigan's attorney general argues Ann Arbor's new tobacco ordinance conflicts with state law, that doesn't mean the ordinance is invalidated, says City Council Member Julie Grand. Grand, D-3rd Ward, sponsored the ordinance that makes 21 the
Ann Arbor (MI) News
added Feb 8, 2017 03:18
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[Michigan] State attorney general bars Ann Arbor from raising cigarette-buying age

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette ruled Friday that Ann Arbor’s decision to raise the legal age of buying cigarettes and tobacco products from 18 to 21 is unlawful because it contradicts a state law. The city passed a local ordinance in August to
Michigan Daily [U. of Michigan]
added Feb 6, 2017 03:32
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[Virginia] Legislators snuff out Wythe's tobacco tax plans

Virginia legislators recently struck down bills that would allow counties to tax cigarette sales and add hundreds of thousands of extra dollars to their revenue stream. Wythe County officials lobbied hard for the bill, which was sponsored by Delegate Jef
Bland County (VA) Messenger
added Feb 7, 2017 16:22
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[Pennsylvania] Can Allegheny County enact its vaping ban?

The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association is questioning whether Allegheny County has the legal authority to institute a proposed vaping ban that's been in the works since May. A Jan. 12 letter to Allegheny County Council members from the Wester
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Jan 20, 2017 03:51
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