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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Minnesota GOP Upping Ante on Smoking Bans

Many Republicans were surprised when Governor Tim Pawlenty suggested he would not veto a state legislative bill banning smoking in restaurants and bars. Now, apparently Representative Marty Seiftert wants to go one step further. Representative Seifert has proposed pulling welfare benefits from those who continue smoking. If either bill passes, it will be another example of Minnesota being Big Brother -- years ahead of her sister states.