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 Panel Passes Beverage Tax http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-panel-passes-beverage-tax <p></p><p></p><p>A Vermont House committee has reversed itself and approved a penny-an-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to pay for health care subsidies, but the idea still appears to have a bumpy road ahead.<br><br>The House Health Care Committee had defeated the measure on a 5-5 tie vote on Friday. But on Wednesday, the panel voted in two 7-4 tallies to advance the measure. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58726 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Panel Passes Beverage Tax