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Legislator wants smoking ban in state budget

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Sen. Judy Robson, D-Beloit, wants Gov. Jim Doyle to include the proposed statewide smoking ban in the budget he'll introduce next February.

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An aide says the Beloit Democrat will also reintroduce the ban as a separate bill, thus covering all the bases.

Robson says it would be quicker to pass the public indoor smoking ban if it's part of the two-year budget.

It bogged down in the last session, when it was a separate bill and all sides had a better chance to focus on it.

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