121 search results for “california soda tax”

California Soda Tax Is a Budget Band-Aid

In a new study today, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) is promoting a penny-per-ounce “sin” tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Supporters of this…
Posted April 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

Consumer Group to California Senator: Abandon Misguided Soda Tax

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized Senator Bill Monning’s (D-Carmel) recently proposed legislation, SB 622, which would place an additional one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Senator Monning’s…
Posted February 25, 2013 at 10:40 am

This Week in Food Freedom: California Papers Shun Soda Taxes, “Weapons-Grade” Junk Biotech Science, and More

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune editors joined their colleagues at the Contra Costa Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal in…
Posted October 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Consumer Group: Taxing Soda Isn’t Going to Solve California’s Health or Debt Woes

  Today the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) opposed the position of a new study released by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy supporting a penny-per-ounce…
Posted April 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

Bureaucrats Hope Soda Tax Will Make It Rain in Sunny California

Big-government bureaucrats in cash-strapped California are hoping to plug their $25 billion budget gap with sin taxes levied on beverages sweetened with sugar. Before undecided California lawmakers decide whether…
Posted March 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Consumer Group to California Assemblyman: Abandon Misguided Soda Tax

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized California State Assemblyman Bill Monning’s (D-Carmel) proposed legislation, AB 669, which seeks to levy a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Posted February 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

California’s Nanny State Targets Food, Clothing

Originally published in the Orange County Register by Will Coggin on March 5, 2019: Only 6 percent of Californians are below the age of 5, but some state legislators…
Posted March 5, 2019 at 2:38 pm

California Considers “Soda Control”

Lawmakers from the (not-so) Golden State want to crack down on a supposed menace to society: people drinking soda. And they’re considering five measures ranging from fines to…
Posted February 26, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Soda Taxes Fizzle Out in Washington State

In the UK, the government is looking to dictate the number of calories that supermarkets can offer in prepared food. But here in the states, voters think the…
Posted November 9, 2018 at 9:56 am

Small Victory for Soda Lovers in California

California isn’t exactly known for sound policy, so when good news comes out of the Golden State, we pay attention. Last month, California passed a measure…
Posted July 17, 2018 at 9:05 am