Sacramento Bee – Big Soda’s sweet deal to ban soda taxes is a California shakedown
…As reported Sunday by The Sacramento Bee’s Alexei Koseff, a power play by the American Beverage Association – the one we warned you about in April – appears to be working as intended. As the deadline for signing the state budget approaches this week, a developing trailer bill attached to it would give Big Soda a 12-year ban on local soda taxes in exchange for dropping a ballot initiative that would threaten the finances of cities throughout California. Who says extortion doesn’t pay?…
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