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