November 23, 2015

The Lund Report November 20, 2015 by Chris Gray Multnomah County has come good on a promise it made to the Oregon Legislature if it failed to pass legislation this summer requiring businesses to have a license before selling tobacco. A new county ordinance passed last week will become law next …

November 11, 2015

Maintaining local authority is essential to both preserving democracy and protecting public health and safety. To that end, we’ve updated our state preemption map to document the growing threat of preemption in six areas:  smokefree laws, e-cigarettes, nutrition, factory farms, paid sick days and guns. Click on any of these six issues, or on your own state, …

June 15, 2015

PennLive June 12, 2015 By Madison Russ The House of Representative’s Health Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday to revisit the issue of expanding the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act and close exemption loopholes. Rep. Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery, is spearheading the proposed update. Under Murt’s amendment, the indoor smoking ban would be …