Industry Groups Successfully Swat Down Bill Adding Warning Labels To Drinks
The legislation would have required warnings about the sugary drinks' ties to negative health effects.
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Taxes And Warning Labels On Drinks Stall, Under Pressure From Industry
The California restaurant and beverage industries have successfully opposed two high-profile bills in the state Legislature this month. The bills would have added warning labels to sodas and taxes to hard liquor. The hard liquor tax — $1.20/gallon — would have helped pay the cost of removing another tax, the sales tax on diapers and tampons. (Bradford, 5/9)
In other news —
Modesto Eyes Marijuana Tax For November Ballot
Modesto has not yet decided whether to allow marijuana businesses in the city, what types, how many, and where to put them. And the city has not decided whether it will work with Stanislaus County on a uniform approach to regulating and taxing marijuana. But none of that has stopped Modesto from moving forward with putting its own marijuana tax on the November ballot. (Valine, 5/9)