Sugar Sweetened Beverages http://wamc.org en Beverages Make Headlines http://wamc.org/post/beverages-make-headlines <div><p></p><p>A small business organization is cheering the overturning of New York City's soda ban at the same time as a Suffolk County doctor and legislator prepares to testify before the U.S. Senate about energy drink marketing.</p><p>A state appeals court has ruled that New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of executive power, upholding a lower court decision back in March that struck the law down and dealt a blow to the outgoing Bloomberg administration.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:44:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 70351 at http://wamc.org Beverages Make Headlines Vermont House Committee Reverses Vote on Sugar Tax http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-committee-reverses-vote-sugar-tax <p></p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:01:55 +0000 Pat Bradley 58803 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Committee Reverses Vote on Sugar Tax Vermont House Panel Weighs Penny-An-Ounce Soda Tax http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-panel-weighs-penny-ounce-soda-tax <p></p><p></p><p>A prominent Vermont economist is warning that a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages will send more Vermonters out of state to shop.<br><br>Art Woolf of Northern Economic Consulting told the House Health Care Committee on Wednesday that retail activity on the Vermont and New Hampshire sides of the Connecticut River was even in 1969, when Vermont first instituted a sales tax. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58232 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Panel Weighs Penny-An-Ounce Soda Tax Advocates Press for Sugared Beverage Tax http://wamc.org/post/advocates-press-sugared-beverage-tax <p></p><p></p><p>A coalition of groups is again calling on Vermont’s leaders to impose a tax on&nbsp; sugar sweetened beverages to combat obesity.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>The <a href="http://www.allianceforahealthiervt.org">Alliance for a Healthier Vermont</a> is once again proposing that the state impose a one cent per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages. The Alliance has failed to get such a measure through the Legislature in past sessions.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Williston/Vermont/Home_UCM_FDA005_AffiliatePage.jsp">American Heart Association Vermont </a>Government Relations Director Tina Zuk says formal legislation will be introduced next week. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:25:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56962 at http://wamc.org Advocates Press for Sugared Beverage Tax