October 13, 2018

It’s very easy to be cynical about politics. I can be cynical as well. But seeing policies being guided by a grassroots movement, with people who wanted to make this happen at all levels of power in the city, was inspiring. — Sara Soka, former Campaign Manager, Berkeley vs. Big Soda …

October 18, 2017

CPA Practice Advisor, Elaine S. Povich, October 15 2017- The Cook County (Chicago) Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to repeal the controversial penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages, following a pitched advertising battle between advocates who cited public health concerns and opponents who said the tax was too burdensome on business. …

October 13, 2017

Mlive.com Emily Lawler, October 12, 2017- The Michigan Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill banning local governments from establishing taxes on soda, food or gum. House Bill 4999, sponsored by Rep. Rob Verheulen, R-Walker, creates a new law to preempt local governments from implementing local taxes on soda, food or chewing …

August 29, 2017

PR Newswire, Dariush Mozaffarian, August 29, 2017- Federal, state, and local governments each have a role to play in protecting health. Federal and state government, however, can alter or hinder state and local activity through a legal mechanism called preemption – when a higher level of government blocks the action …