Under state law, smoking is prohibited in state buildings––unless, you’re a lawmaker in the Capitol. The General Assembly enacted the law prohibiting smoking in state buildings but exempted itself. This week, I offered two amendments banning smoking in the Capitol. Both amendments were struck down along party line votes. To me, this is an ethical issue – why should elected officials be exempt from laws they create? It’s absolutely hypocritical and cannot be justified. Tell your elected official to quit blowing smoke.
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