Both Sides in Smoking Ban Debate Raising Campaign Funds

By Alan Van Zandt |

Published 03/03 2014 11:17PM

Updated 03/03 2014 11:25PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Both sides in St. Joseph's smoking ban debate are collecting cash for a campaign fight.

According to reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, smoke free advocates and those against the smoking ban have each raised about $7,000.

Citizens for a Smoke Free St. Joe have collected the bulk of their money from Heartland Health and employees who work at the hospital.

Citizens for Fairness, the official name of the group formed opposing the ban, has raised most of its money from local bar and restaurant owners.

Both sides say we will see more active campaigning as we get closer to the April 8 election.

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