Associated Press, Published October 08 2010
Bismarck bar workers want no-smoking repealBISMARCK (AP) — A group of Bismarck bar employees are starting a campaign for a referendum on a city ordinance that bans smoking in bars.
The ban takes effect Nov. 1. Referral supporters need to turn in petitions with at least 971 names by Oct. 22.
Referral spokesman Keith Holzer says the sponsoring committee includes employees from more than a dozen Bismarck bars. He says they're afraid that the no-smoking ordinance will mean fewer customers and put their jobs in jeopardy.
Holzer says people are sick of new government rules interfering with their freedom of choice.
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