April 28, 2017

Local soda taxes are policies that work to promote healthy people and communities, and the national grassroots soda tax movement is growing quickly. When sugar sweetened beverages are taxed, people consume less, and the revenue from a local tax is typically used for civic good, including public health, economic development, and education.

Learn about inspiring a local movement, managing volunteers, navigating local politics, responding to legal challenges, and more from the Grassroots Change Soda Tax case study.

April 10, 2017

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Connie Simpson, April 8, 2017- West Virginia recently became the first state this year to consider a “right to farm” law, signaling that factory farmers intend to keep fighting calls for common-sense reform. Senate Joint Resolution 3 would amend the Mountain State’s Constitution to guarantee a “right to …

March 30, 2017

The Missourian Lucille Sherman March 29, 2017- JEFFERSON CITY — Bill Reiboldt believes some Missouri farmers don’t want local authorities to have any control over them. “We just want to be regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Agriculture,” said Reiboldt, a Republican state representative …