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New CA Coalition Forms to Reduce Soda Use – Targeting End of Session

July 17, 2019 Roots of Change

Embargoed Until:                                                  For More Information Contact: 11 AM PT on Wed, July 17, 2019                         Ann Whidden (PHI), (415) 425-5157 Dr. Flo Cofer (PHA), (404) 668-0735 Liam Connolly (AHA), (415) 602-8358           News Release New CA Coalition Forms to Reduce Soda Use–Targeting End of Session Asm. Richard Bloom, public health and health […]

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ROC and Grassroots Allies Help Move Transformative Bill Forward

April 10, 2019 Michael R. Dimock

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 […]

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California Assemblyman Proposes Soda Tax

March 17, 2016 Roots of Change

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 […]

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Soda Tax Is Again Before California Legislators

Roots of Change

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, […]

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