May 20, 2015

ABC News May 18, 2015 by David A. Lieb Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it. So Dan Shaul turned to his state legislator— himself — and guided a bill to passage barring local governments from …

March 30, 2015

GazetteXtra March 30, 2015 by Steven Walters Add one more controversy to the long list pending in the Wisconsin Legislature: e-cigarettes. It’s a three-sided debate: Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch wants to tell local governments they can’t ban e-cigarettes. Democratic Rep. Debra Kolste of Janesville wants to add e-cigarettes to the …

November 14, 2013

The threat of preemption across public health continues to grow as proponents become more aggressive and sophisticated. At the state level, industry lobbyists are increasingly promoting preemption in several public health arenas at the same time. In Wisconsin lobbyists representing chain restaurants promoted statewide preemption of both local nutrition policies …