As another Wisconsin community goes smoke-free, the state Legislature takes another "hit."
The Eau Claire City Council has passed a smoking ban for public places that includes bars and restaurants, which will go into effect on July 1st. Maureen Busalacchi applauds the move, saying anything that can be done to protect people from second hand smoke is a good thing.
Busalacchi says "shame on the Legislature" for failing to act on a statewide ban before adjourning for the session.
At least 34 Wisconsin communities have adopted some type of anti-smoking ordinance. Eau Claire becomes the fifth though to include a complete ban on smoking in public places.