Tuesday, May 12, 2009

State Legislature Doesn't Act On Bill To Ban Smoking

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The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe's recent agreement with Governor Jodi Rell coupled with increasing awareness that a smoking ban would further reduce revenues at the two tribal casinos was enough for the legislature's Finance Committee to decide not to take up the bill to ban smoking at the casinos.

The Mashantucket's agreed, along with the Mohegans earlier this year, to reduce and eventually phase out smoking at the casino.

"I really think that put an end to it," said Sen. Eileen Daily, D-Westbrook, the co-chairwoman of the committee, referring to the new agreement with the Mashantucket Tribe.