Thursday Smoking Ban Thread

15 05 2008

The House is schedule to convene at noon.  I’m not sure how much of it I’m going to be able to watch.  I need to head to Champaign, IL today for some weekend work at the University of Illinois.  I’ll be adding reviews of the restaurnts in Champaign and on the way there if I stop for some reason.  I do a lot of work in Big Ten towns, so I’m thinking I’ll do some travel reviews for those of you who follow MSU.  While I’m gone, remember to check my Lansing area food reveiws.   I’ll just keep this thread going today to update on HB 4163 if it gets called. 

UPDATE – 11:08 PM – Sorry that I didn’t get a chance to update earlier. I’m now in the Land of Lincoln where I’ve been doing some catching up with friends and family before heading to Champaign.  I’m looking at the HB 4163 on the Legislature’s website and it looks like the bill was NOT called today.  Funny cause while I was watching the live feed, they mentioned a few Detroit TV stations were there…bet they were disappointed.  The House doesn’t meet again until next Tuesday so there will be no movement until at least then.

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15 05 2008
John

Thanks for keeping up with this. The local media has been (not surprisingly) quiet on this, so it’s great to find the info somewhere that cares about the issue.

Okay…another restaurant recommendation. Have you checked out the new Fiesta Charra location over in East Lansing/Okemos on Grand River? We moved here from Colorado in August, and it’s far and away the best Mexican we’ve found here so far. There’s a couple of interesting quirks (including their ongoing saga of trying to get a liquor license), but all in all it’s a great experience, and the folks working there are extremely friendly.

15 05 2008
Mid-Michigan Dining

Your welcome.

I’m not a huge fan of Mexican food so we don’t eat at a lot of Mexican places. Appreciate the suggestion and if the mood ever strikes, we’ll check it out.

16 05 2008
Mike

Reports on Detroit TV stations and in Lansing political newsletters say the fact the state Senate’s version of HB 4163 contains no exemptions — not for tobacco shops (which almost every other state does) not for cigar bars (which many states do) and especially for Detroit’s 3 big-money casinos is a problem with several lawmakers.

It may not be voted on even next week.

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