Smoking Ban Extra Credit

By: NBC15
By: NBC15

A University of Wisconsin Stevens Point professor is in trouble after offering his students extra credit in exchange for lobbying on behalf of a smoking ban in city bars and restaurants.

Last November, Professor John Munson offered 1,500 extra credit points to students who got involved in a petition drive to get a smoking ban referendum on the spring election ballot.

Now a group of businesses say Munson's e–mail constitutes illegal political advocacy because he is a state employee.
They have filed a lawsuit against Munson and the university,but they are not seeking monetary damages.

Voters defeated the smoking ban referendum on April fifth.


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