120 search results for “california soda tax” (page 6)

CCF To Soda-Tax Junkies: Get Your Own House In Order

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom’s plan to impose a citywide surcharge on soda sales has rightly drawn the ire of consumer groups coast to coast. Too bad it’s also drawn…
Posted December 20, 2007 at 12:00 am

Eating: A Taxing Endeavor?

Today, millions of Americans will scramble to send off last-minute tax forms to the Internal Revenue Service. In all likelihood, few will kick back after a mad dash to the…
Posted April 15, 2004 at 12:00 am

Spare the Soda, Spoil the School

“Less money for public schools” isn’t a very popular slogan, which may explain why diet scolds ignore the real-world consequences of yanking soft drink machines out of schools. Food cops…
Posted April 13, 2004 at 12:00 am

The Robert Wood Johnson Soda Ban

Even before the famously anti-alcohol Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) officially declared obesity one of its priority concerns, the $8 billion health cop had awarded a grant…
Posted August 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

Fat Tax Roundup

Like a weed or a virus, health nanny Kelly Brownell’s idea for a “Twinkie tax” on high-calorie and high-fat foods has spread as far…
Posted July 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

SPECIAL REPORT: Soda Ban Lacks Scientific Fizz

The California legislature’s top lifestyle nanny has finally scored a win. Deborah Ortiz’s bill to phase out soft drinks in schools passed the state Senate last week and…
Posted June 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

CSPI Infiltrates California Legislature

The California Senate has taken the unprecedented step of passing a bill that is not only inspired by the health nannies at the Center for Science…
Posted May 13, 2003 at 12:00 am

Activists say Soda Pop is the New Tobacco

Last week in Philadelphia, the annual conference of the American Public Health Association (APHA) included a plenary session on “Challenging the Fast Food Culture.” The Center for…
Posted November 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

Soft Drinks: Taxes In Texas?

Politician, heal thyself: A Texas state senator who says he enjoys soft drinks himself is pushing legislation that would attach taxes to soda. The plan…
Posted June 17, 2002 at 12:00 am

Soda Scares More Fizz Than Fact

“Soda pop is today’s cause celebre of the anti-obesity campaign,” writes Rocky Mountain News columnist Mary Winter. “Twelve states are considering laws to tax or ban pop sales…
Posted May 16, 2002 at 12:00 am