Mississippi and the “Anti-Bloomberg Bill”

Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday that prevents any regulations from cities or counties that would control drink sizes and food portions in Mississippi.  Some have given the bill the nickname “the Anti-Bloomberg Bill” since it’s seen as the state’s response to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push for a sugared drink ban.  You can learn more about Bloomberg soda ban here.  Many point out the irony that Mississippi is the nation’s most obese state.  State Sen. Tony Smith, who is also a restaurant owner, defends the bill saying that more regulation is not the answer.  You can see his interview about the bill with FOX here.  Although Bloomberg’s soda ban was overturned by a judge, he vows to continue to push for it to become reality.  However, Mississippians won’t have to worry about their sugared beverages being taken away anytime soon.  You can read more about Mississippi’s “Anti-Bloomberg Bill” here.

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