April 18, 2018

Philly Voice, Michael Tanenbaum, April 14, 2018- A Republican Pennsylvania lawmaker introduced a bill this week that would render Philadelphia’s controversial soda tax invalid. State Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) proposed the soda-tax preemption legislation in an effort to ban local jurisdictions from imposing taxes on food, beverages or containers for either. Only …

March 9, 2018

Arizona Public Media, Christopher Conover, March 7, 2018- The Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed House Bill 2484 prohibiting local government from taxing specific foods. In practical terms, the bill is designed to keep local governments from passing soda taxes. The grocery industry worries leaving that power with local governments will allow more …

May 2, 2016

Lawrence Journal-World April 30, 2016 by Peter Hancock The Kansas House passed a bill Saturday that takes away the authority of local governments to enact a host of laws or programs that many Republicans consider interference with free market economics. Senate Bill 366 is a conference committee bill that includes provisions of …