Yesterday, a California Senate Committee heard testimony on a proposal, Senate Bill 622, to place a $1.28 per-gallon tax on soft drinks in the state. (If that doesn’t sound like much, consider that the state’s tax on the roughly equal-calorie … Continue reading
When the New York City soda ban was announced, among its most fervent partisans was MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She notably threw a fit when Judge Milton Tingling struck it down. This week, we found out why. Chasing this year’s … Continue reading
In today’s POLITICO (the daily newspaper for the professional political set) Marion Nestle and two fellow “preventive medicine” — the P.R.-approved name for food police — researchers expressed outrage that a Congressman would dare to suggest restricting the Centers for … Continue reading
As regular readers know, sugar scolding—whether it’s calling the sweet stuff “the most destructive force in the universe” or demanding that sodas as we know them be sin-taxed or even prohibited altogether—is all the rage these days among the nation’s … Continue reading
Today the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) called on Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to abandon his misguided proposal to place a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The bill is scheduled to be heard today at 1:30pm in the Senate Health … Continue reading
As California considers a punitive soft drink tax and a ban-anything-food-scolds-don’t-like law, would-be dinner dictators feel high on the hog. So as they promised in a journal article from last year, regulators are now proposing even more methods to shove … Continue reading
In California — the land of dubious ballot initiatives, prohibitionist stealth taxes, and 9.4 percent unemployment — a legislative committee has chosen to ignore the results of two local votes and press forward to add a $1.28 per gallon tax … Continue reading
German newsmagazine Der Speigel reports that Denmark plans to repeal its tax on sodas starting this year. The small European nation enacted and subsequently repealed a separate saturated fat tax. Demonstrating conclusively that people will get the beverages they want … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: U-T San Diego California voters agreed to $6 billion in tax increases through last fall’s Proposition 30. But some state legislators found that hike insufficient to satisfy their insatiable appetite for revenue, so now they’re coming … Continue reading
Last month when all hope for adult decision-making in New York seemed lost, a New York state judge threw out the city’s proposed regulation limiting the size of sodas in restaurants and similar establishments. Now, the New England Journal of … Continue reading