The sponsor of smoking ban legislation pending at the County Council said he’ll seek a vote at the body’s next meeting Nov. 28 – even if it appears then that he’ll lose.

Councilman Joe Cronin, R-St. Paul, on Monday night lost a key ally when Nancy Matheny, R-Weldon Spring, announced she would oppose his new effort to put the issue the November 2012 election ballot.

Small business strongly objects to this new ban which would offer few exception.



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