Thursday, May 31, 2007

Smoke-free advocates outnumbering opposition 3 to 1...

Apologies for the lack of posts this afternooon; unfortunately, our wireless signal couldn't be picked up in the hearing room. However, I documented many testimonies, and I am happy to share with you some of the highlights from the afternoon!

First and foremost, the Senate Committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long Term Care and Privacy announced they had 200 to 300 hearing slips, with those speaking in favor of SB150 outnumbering those speaking against 3 to 1.

It's almost 4pm now, and the room is still packed, with many folks patiently waiting to testify. Although I couldn't update the blog with testimonies as they occurred, I will be looking over my notes and updating you all shortly. Thanks for your patience!

2 comments:

PoliticalPuck said...

Thanks for the update. Can't find it being broadcast anywhere...not on the JFC website or Wisconsin Eye.

Kick butt and take names. How many good guys and gals are there, approximately?

Liz @ SmokeFree Wisconsin said...

Thanks for the updates Amber! I just got back from China and I ran to the blog to see how the hearing went. I think our opposition is starting to wear down - sounds like we blew them out of the water with 70-80% of the testifiers speaking in favor of a comprehensive smoke-free law for WI.