Panning Pittsburgh's Proposed Soda Tax

March 23, 2010

Pittsburgh is taking notes from the flawed playbooks of other municipalities across the country. Recently, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl expressed support for…

Lawmakers Seek to Fill Budget Void in the Name of Public Health

March 17, 2010

Over the last few years, American families have felt the impact of the economic downturn. This latest recession not only rocked the global economy, eliminated…

Colorado Governor Fills Budget Gap by Further Taxing Coloradans

February 25, 2010

Last night in Colorado, Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law a package of nine tax bills which include removing the sales tax exemption from candy and sugar-sweetened…

Poll: New Yorkers Pass on Proposed Tax

February 23, 2010

After being flatly dismissed at the federal level, the contentious soda tax proposal has cropped up in rhetoric in a number of states across the country…

Regressive Tax Introduced in California

February 19, 2010

At a press conference in Sacramento yesterday, California State Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, introduced legislation to tax soft drinks. In light of the…

Common Sense Prevails

February 18, 2010

At Sip & Savor, we've spent a great deal of time blogging on the topic of soda taxes as an alleged means of achieving the public health goal of reducing…

Taking on the Tax

February 17, 2010

As we mentioned yesterday, state and local governments across the country are scrambling to trim and tighten budgets in order to boost their bottom lines…

Stossel Pushes Back on "Food Police"

January 28, 2010

Here at Sip & Savor, we've spent a fair amount of time blogging about unfair and discriminatory taxes. On occasion, we've even had opportunities to share…

New York Hearing on Beverage Tax

January 25, 2010

Last Friday, the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Health held a hearing in New York City to explore food policy as it relates to obesity in…