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Missouri House rejects ban on smoking in Capitol offices

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | 2:13 p.m. CST; updated 4:58 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 13, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has rejected an attempt to ban smoking in members' offices.

Smoking already is barred in the House chamber and public galleries.

Lawmakers voted Thursday to prohibit smoking in a gallery reserved for members in the back of the chamber, but rejected a ban on smoking in their own offices.

The policies only apply to the areas of the Capitol building controlled by the Missouri House.

The House voted without dissent Thursday to approve new rules to govern the chamber.

The rules also are designed to give more power to the Democratic minority. Democratic leaders will be allowed to choose the committee assignments for most members of their party.

 


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mike brown January 24, 2011 | 12:47 p.m.

This is why we have the problems we have as a nation. The people that lead our country feel they are above the law. They set it up so that they don't have to follow the RULES.

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Paul Allaire January 24, 2011 | 1:38 p.m.

This appears to be two articles.

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