January 27, 2014 12:00 AM

Legislature taking action on awful leaf blower noise

State Sen. Kevin Ranker wants to ban leaf blowers on the Capitol Campus. These noisy cousins of the Midwestern snow blower not only annoy people, says the senator, but pound-for-pound they emit an excessive amount of greenhouse gases. The senator prefers that state employees use brooms, rakes or electric blowers to clean up campus lawns.

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