There is broad, bipartisan support among California voters for special taxes and warning labels on soda and other sugary beverages, according to a Field Poll Thursday.
A Northern California state senator is introducing a bill to put warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks sold in the state.
San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.
A ballot measure that would impose a two-cent per ounce tax on soda, sports and energy drinks was scheduled to be finalized Tuesday by the San Francisco of Supervisors.
The incident started when a Brisbane man, identified by the San Francisco Chronicle as Salvatore Bevivino, tried to order a drink on a Philadelphia to San Francisco Virgin America flight.
Sugary drinks are in the spotlight in Sacramento as for the first time a tax on those beverages has made it though a legislative committee.
Richmond voters rejected Measure N, a business license fee that would have required business to pay one penny for every ounce of a sugar-sweetened beverage sold in the city.
Returns from Richmond and from El Monte in Los Angeles County were showing voters rejecting a penny-per-ounce tax on businesses that sell soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages.
An extreme sports competition that gets underway in San Francisco Civic Center Thursday has drawn sharp criticism, but not because of the 250 truck loads of dirt piled outside City Hall.
A group backed by the beverage industry is spending millions of dollars to defeat a soda tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot in Richmond.