A legislator who represents Verona, the latest Wisconsin community to pass an anti-smoking ordinance, thinks this may be the year a statewide ban gets signed into law. So far, the Wisconsin Tavern League has been successful in blocking a statewide smoking ban but State Senator Jon Erpenbach says the league "wants to stop dealing with this too." He adds opposing sides of smoke-free policy continue to talk about the issue.
The Waunakee Democrat says "it's coming," but the law may include a phase-in period for bars. He's unsure what the bill will look like in its final legislative version though.