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Our Community. Our Voice. Our Health: Progress in Utah.

Many policies that help make communities healthier start locally. Policies that stop, limit, or discourage local communities from enacting policy solutions are referred to as “preemption.” Voices for Healthy Kids works to oppose preemption and believes it is possible for advocates to stand up for local policy solutions, as seen in this progress from Utah.

June 10, 2019

The Beverage Industry Has Figured Out a Legal End Run Around Soda Taxes

Voters in the state of Washington just said yes to a measure that will prevent cities there from enacting “soda taxes”.

Mother Jones

November 7, 2018

California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding

For years, the soda industry had an ironclad strategy when a city wanted to enact a soda tax: spend a lot of money, rally local businesses, and shoot it down.

New York Times

June 27, 2018

Arizona Takes Soda Taxes Off the Table for Cities

Last week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill barring cities and counties statewide from enacting soda taxes.

Next City

March 20, 2018