soda tax http://kvpr.org en On Valley Edition: Fresno State; Valley Fever; Soda Tax; Tamejavi; SwedeFest http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-state-valley-fever-soda-tax-tamejavi-swedefest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we discuss the future of one of Central California’s educational centers. A search committee is on the lookout for a new <a href="http://www.fresnostate.edu/president/welty/index.html">Fresno State </a>President, but not all are happy about the way the committee is handling the search.</span></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:29:26 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 15119 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno State; Valley Fever; Soda Tax; Tamejavi; SwedeFest California Soda Tax Proposal Sparks Debate http://kvpr.org/post/california-soda-tax-proposal-sparks-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California lawmakers are considering a measure that would tax sugary drinks a penny per fluid ounce. The proposal is intended to cap soda consumption in order to reduce obesity rates. Health Care Reporter Pauline </span>Bartolone<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Sacramento has found a range of opinions on the soda tax.</span></p><p>It’s a hot afternoon in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. Teenagers are out of school for the day. Some have beverages in their hands. Kirk Allen is sixteen years old:</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 17:04:42 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 15038 at http://kvpr.org California Soda Tax Proposal Sparks Debate Soda Tax Proposal In Front of California Lawmakers This Week http://kvpr.org/post/soda-tax-proposal-front-california-lawmakers-week <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would impose a tax on soda in California goes before lawmakers in Sacramento this week. Health care reporter Pauline </span>Bartolone<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a similar measure failed last session.</span></p></div><p>The state-wide law would tax sugary drinks such as sodas, energy drinks and sweet teas one cent per fluid ounce. Democratic Senator Bill Monning says something must be done to curb alarming rates of obesity and preventable diabetes.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:26:27 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 13969 at http://kvpr.org Soda Tax Proposal In Front of California Lawmakers This Week