A proposed beverage tax appears to be close to death at the legislature as a health committee voted to drop the measure, according to KITV-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Editor's Insight: Common sense has thankfully prevailed in Hawaii, where the chairman of the state senate health committee, Josh Green, who's a medical doctor, said there are other ways to fight obesity and diabetes without making consumers pay extra for sodas.
These are no times for additional taxes. 02-15-11 Elliot Maras