Law | Madison, WI Controversial Measure Passed

With the year a little more than four months old, the city of Madison took up a zoning proposal to regular the sales the of tobacco for the sixth time.

On Monday, the City Commission passed a proposal from Democrat Mayor Paul Soglin which seeks to define tobacco retailers and how they can operate.

The measure propose limits that will back tobacco retailers from within 1,000 feet of schools, day cares, libraries, parks, playgrounds, youth centers, and health facilities.

Despite many residents sending in email testimony urging the Commission to oppose the measure and only one person showing up to speak, who happened to speak against the measure the issue passed.

It will be heard next by Madison’s City Council.

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