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Entries Tagged as 'Kansas Legislature'

Food to cost more, harming poorest

May 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Public policy and food

Besides the perhaps inevitable inching up of food prices, we can now count on spending an additional 1 percent on our food through sales taxes, thanks to a sales tax increase approved last week. Unfortunately, our spineless “conservative” legislators would rather gouge you and me than raise the income tax or eliminate some exemptions granted […]

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Proposed sugar tax could be sweet deal

April 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · Food in the news, Healthy eating

A bill in the Kansas Legislature to levy a tax on sugary soft drinks sounds like a win-win deal to me. Not only would the proposal, Kansas Senate Bill 567, somewhat sweeten the state’s pitiful coffers up front, but the proposal also has the potential to reduce soft drink consumption a tad and thereby health-care […]

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Act now: dairy cow hormone battle under way again

February 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Food in the news

Criminy. Our esteemed Legislature is at it again, once more trying to make it hard for dairies that don’t use artificial bovine growth hormone (rBGH, also known as rBST) to tell consumers so. They tried last year. Tha state ag department has given it a shot (so to speak, although I’m not entirely sure how […]

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