Last Ditch Effort in New York Budget Debates

May 24, 2010

We heard last week that New York Gov. Paterson is suggesting a modification to his ill-fated beverage tax proposal. The initial proposal would add a tax…

An Interesting Day in the World of Soda Tax Proposals

May 20, 2010

At Sip & Savor, we’ve spent a lot of time blogging about discriminatory taxes on our industry’s products.  As you’ve probably read, there’s a…

Philadelphia Beverage Tax Doesn’t Cut It

May 18, 2010

The first line in Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer editorial sums up the sentiment surrounding the proposed sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Philadelphia…

Washington Post Urges D.C. Council to Tighten Its Belt

May 17, 2010

The Washington Post editorialized yesterday about the budget discussion currently taking place in D.C. Council.  An excerpt with which we find ourselves…

No D.C. Beverage Tax

May 14, 2010

Recently, the No D.C. Beverage Tax coalition got up and running in opposition to a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in the nation's capital. …

Motivating a Generation

May 13, 2010

Earlier this week, the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity-established by President Barack Obama in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's…

What's Next?

May 11, 2010

Late last week, the Los Angeles Times printed an interesting article on a slew of bills introduced in the California Senate to address teen health and…

More Vocal Opponents of a D.C. Tax

May 10, 2010

Last week, we alerted you to a new proposal floating around the D.C. City Council that would levy a penny an ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, like…

Lawmakers Introduce "Health Choices Act" to Combat Obesity

May 5, 2010

Today on Capitol Hill, U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, Mary Bono Mack, Earl Blumenauer and Marcia L. Fudge came together to introduce the "Healthy Choices Act," a…

More Taxation Without Representation

May 4, 2010

Adding to the list of states and localities that we’re seeing in financial dire straits, the District of Columbia City Council is proposing a new beverage…