AT LEAST THREE other soda stories are bubbling up in U.S. municipalities:
In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed banning large, sugary drinks at eateries monitored by the city — like restaurants, movie theaters and food trucks. Voices on both sides of the issue lined up to testify at a public hearing Tuesday. The Board of Health will decide in September whether to implement the ban.
Voters in Richmond, Calif., will decide in November whether to place a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The money would go to anti-obesity efforts in the city.