Eighteen states raised the minimum wage. California broadened restrictions on cellphone use for drivers.
By Joshua Barajas, Gretchen Frazee
Voters in three California cities and one in Colorado will decide next month whether to slap a special tax on sugary drinks like soda and sports thirst-quenchers after costly, high-stakes campaigns that are pitting healthy-lifestyle advocates against the beverage and…
By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline
The 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax is expected to raise about $91 million for the city each year.
By Elisabeth Ponsot
By Connie Kargbo
Berkeley residents will now pay more for sodas and drinks with added sugar after voters approved a measure on Tuesday that will tax sugary drinks. Across the bay in San Francisco, a similar measure fell short.
By William Brangham, Elisabeth Ponsot
As San Francisco considers a tax on sugary beverages, NewsHour Weekend spoke with residents as they bought their favorite drinks. We asked: if the price of their beverage of choice increased, would it change their consumption behavior?…
By PBS NewsHour
As a vote on whether to raise the tax on sodas, teas, energy drinks and any others that contain added sugar sold in San Francisco draws near, advocates for the beverage industry and public health arena weigh in on how…
Do lawmakers have a right to regulate consumption of products that contribute to the nation's obesity epidemic?…
Should Sugary Drinks Be Taxed Like Cigarettes? Calif. City Considering Idea…
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