120 search results for “california soda tax” (page 3)

Another Soda Tax Bites the Dust

With state legislative seasons wrapping up and official deadlines approaching, activists placed their hopes to end beverage freedom on a California soda tax proposal. Now, legislators have placed…
Posted May 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

No Rest for California Soda Freedom Advocates

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…
Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Consumer Group: Chances Soda Tax Earnings Go to Children’s Health Fund Slim

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…
Posted May 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Soda Scolds Blunder Down Regulation Road

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…
Posted April 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

California Food Police Rise Again

In California — the land of dubious ballot initiatives, prohibitionist stealth taxes, and 9.4 percent unemployment — a legislative committee has chosen to ignore the…
Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Coffer-Fattening California Proposal Grows Even Larger

We mentioned in passing a California proposal that would grant the state Department of Public Health the authority to restrict or prohibit the sales of consumer products in…
Posted April 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm

The Times Gets Soda Half-Right

With a judge having invalidated New York City’s soda ban, the anti-food-first fat-fighting movement is scrambling for new answers to the problem. Typically, the New York Times…
Posted March 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Not-So-Sweet Sin Taxes Proposed in Half-Dozen States

Sometimes, bad ideas just won’t die. A perennial favorite is the sin tax on soft drinks, and with state legislatures convening across the country for their new sessions, they’re…
Posted February 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Researchers Say Fat Taxes Might Kill

Proponents of “junk food” taxes frequently tout how many lives their statistical models predict will be saved by making tasty food more expensive. But don’t expect them to pay…
Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:41 am

Food and Beverage Taxes Cynical Revenue-Raisers

The phrase about Washington these days is “fiscal cliff,” and like they did during the 2009 debate over health insurance reform proposals, food activists are attaching themselves like leeches to…
Posted December 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm