Sugary Soft Drinks http://wamc.org en NYC Big Drink Law Struck Down http://wamc.org/post/nyc-big-drink-law-struck-down <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect.</p><p>The restriction was supposed to start Tuesday.</p><p>Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling writes that loopholes "effectively defeat the stated purpose" of the rule.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:57:56 +0000 Associated Press 59592 at http://wamc.org NYC Big Drink Law Struck Down Vermont House Committee Kills Health Tax Plan http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-committee-kills-health-tax-plan <p></p><p></p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58425 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Committee Kills Health Tax Plan 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