California Soda Tax Bill Pulled Without a Vote

(April 12, 2016) A bill to impose a two-cents-per ounce tax on sugary beverages was pulled by its author ahead of its scheduled first committee vote on Tuesday, with Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, concluding he lacked the votes. The Sacramento Bee

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Why Penalizing Small Restaurants Won’t Reduce Litter

The latest attempt failed last week when the California Senate rejected Senate Bill 705. It does not reduce litter or waste and only adversely harms family-owned and mom-and-pop restaurants. It … Continue reading »