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Excellent article! Big Soda was not messing around when they came to town. But Ritterman is right, this is just the beginning. So far in 2013, Hawaii, Oregon, and Nebraska have already proposed soda tax bills. More will follow and Big Soda won't be able to outspend their opponents so ridiculously.
California Food Policy Advocates stance on Measure J http://cfpa.net/childnutrition/childnutrit…
@David: The bond measure is not just for school food facilities. See the ballot measure language below excerpted from smartvoter.org. http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/al…
"To improve the quality of Oakland schools and school facilities to better prepare students for college and jobs, to upgrade science labs, classrooms, computers and technology, improve student safety and security, repair bathrooms, electrical systems, plumbing and sewer lines, improve energy efficiency and earthquake safety, shall the Oakland Unified School District be authorized to issue $475 million in bonds, with an independent citizens oversight committee and annual audits to guarantee funds are spent properly to benefit Oakland children?"
If we want better schools and better school food in Oakland, we are going to have to pay for them. Yes on Measure J!
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