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The Governor of California signs soda tax and a ban in the law

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California cities and counties are banned, and signed by the taxation of sodas and other sugary drinks for the next 12 years under a bill in a bill by democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

The deal was rushed through the legislature and to the Governor’s Desk on Thursday. In exchange for the right, the soft drinks industry is a ballot-measure was planned for November. It would have raised, to approve the voter threshold for local sales tax increases on all items, not just soda taxes of a majority of the votes of a two thirds majority.

Signatures collected for the ballot through a campaign were funded by the beverage industry.

On the signing of the bill into law, Brown said in a statement that the increase in the voting rights threshold “would be an abomination.” Other Democrats, said that the election had, put them in a quandary.

The bill passed the Senate 21-7, with most Republicans abstaining, and only the democratic support. The Assembly approved 60-1.

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