State Rep. Mark Messmer

In Local News on December 22, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Chrissy Abel (who works in Lawrence and Martin coutneis) and I sat down with Mark Messmer Friday afternoon to talk about smoke-free workplace legislation that Rep. Charlie Brown plans to introduce in the upcoming House session. The legislation prohibits smoking in all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and casinos, therefore protecting both customers and employees. Studies have shown that smoke-free legislation in both cities and states reduce healthcare and insurance costs and can actually improve business.

Messmer was very much in favor of this legislation, and we greatly appreciate his support. We hope the legislation makes it out of committee this time so the process to get it passed can really get rolling. After all, 75% of Hoosiers don’t smoke, and the vast majority of voters support this type of legislation.


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