July 2, 2018

Jefferson Public Radio, Ben Adler, June 28, 2018- California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown have banned cities and counties from enacting new taxes on soda and sugary-drink products. They rushed through a bill on Thursday to meet the deadline for proponents of November ballot initiatives to withdraw their measures. In exchange …

July 2, 2018

The Intercept, David Dayen, July 2, 2018- A HOSTAGE SITUATION ended quietly in the California Capitol last Thursday, when lawmakers in Sacramento paid a hefty ransom to big soda companies. The lawmakers advanced legislation under duress that would ban localities from establishing taxes on soda or sugary drinks for the next 12 …

June 29, 2018

The Public Health Institute, Matthew Marsom, June 28, 2018- “The Public Health Institute is deeply disappointed at the passage of AB 1838 (Ting), the budget trailer bill that will prevent California residents from passing laws in their cities and counties to tax sugar sweetened beverages. “Let there be no doubt, today Big …

June 29, 2018

Capital Public Radio, Ben Adler, June 28, 2018- California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown have banned cities and counties from enacting new taxes on soda and sugary-drink products. They rushed through a bill on Thursday to meet the deadline for proponents of November ballot initiatives to withdraw their measures. In …