Marshfield voters approve smoking banMarshfield will soon be the latest Wisconsin city to have its own public indoor smoking ban.
Marshfield will soon be the latest Wisconsin city to have its own public indoor smoking ban.
Voters approved it yesterday by a 2-1 margin.
The referendum came almost three weeks after the Legislature adjourned without passing a similar ban statewide.
That will have to wait until next year at the earliest.
Members of the Breathe Free Marshfield group said they hoped state lawmakers would see the vote as a sign that Wisconsinites want public indoor smoking outlawed.
Tom Cooper, who led the opponents group Be Fair, said voters approved an erosion of personal freedom.
He said we’re becoming a socialist-run state, and he’s not sure when it will end.
This is the second time this year Marshfield approved something the state considered but failed to pass.
Earlier, the Common Council voted to ban hand-held cell phones while driving.