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Limbaugh claim about Austin effectively banning barbecue restaurants catches fire
Here's the top of the transcript of Rush Limbaugh's July 28, 2015, program in which he said Austin is effectively banning barbecue restaurants (The Rush Limbaugh Show). Here's the top of the transcript of Rush Limbaugh's July 28, 2015, program in which he said Austin is effectively banning barbecue restaurants (The Rush Limbaugh Show).

Here's the top of the transcript of Rush Limbaugh's July 28, 2015, program in which he said Austin is effectively banning barbecue restaurants (The Rush Limbaugh Show).

By W. Gardner Selby August 4, 2015

Conservative Rush Limbaugh said liberal Austin is effectively banning barbecue restaurants.

Pants on Fire! Read our Truth-O-Meter article here.

Broadly, it looks to us like Limbaugh relied entirely on a web post making the same claim. That post delivered an incomplete account (at best) of limits on barbecue smoke the Austin City Council discussed earlier this year before sending the issue to council committees for review and recommendations.

There is no sign the city is moving to regulate restaurant barbecue smokers in any sweeping way.

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