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New CA Coalition Forms to Reduce Soda Use–Targeting End of Session Asm. Richard Bloom, public health and health equity advocates and medical professionals, and children and youth negatively targeted by the marketing of the soda industry announced a new coalition that will focus on impacting California end-of-session soda tax decisions. Discussing the pressing need for […]Read More
Roots of Change Reaction to the April 9, 2019 Historic Vote in the Assembly Health Committee to Make California Healthy with A 2-cent tax on sugary drinks. We are a long way from the finish line, but the California Assembly Health Committee made a historic first step by advancing Assembly Bill (AB) 138, the California […]Read More
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — In an attempt to combat high rates of obesity and diabetes in California, a lawmaker from Santa Monica announced Wednesday he is introducing bill that would tax sugary drinks. It’s the seventh bill in the last six years designed to tax or add warning labels to sodas and other beverages with […]Read More
California lawmakers have again introduced legislation to impose a fee on sodas and other sugary beverages — not a true tax, but a “health impact fee” to be paid by beverage distributors. Still, the presumption is that the two-cents-an-ounce fee — 24 cents on a 12-ounce can of soda — would be passed along to consumers, […]Read More