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Fate unclear for Alaska smoke-free workplace bill

Publication Date: 2018-03-11
  • Author:Becky Bohrer, AP
  • Publication:Plainview Daily Herald

Alaska is among a handful of states in the West that doesn't mandate smoke-free workplaces statewide, and one powerful lawmaker is standing in the way of that changing.

State Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux chairs the House Rules Committee and decides which bills make it to the floor. She has balked at moving the bill, which overwhelmingly passed the Senate last year and enjoys widespread support in the House -- half the body's 40 members have signed as co-sponsors...