Hernando County, Fla. Schools To Lose Big Under Proposed Vending Ban

May 26, 2011

Hernando County, Fla. schools stand to lose roughly $54,000 or more if the Florida Agriculture Commissioner moves forward with eliminating school vending machines statewide, according to Hernando Today, a publication of The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Fla.

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Editor’s Insight: Florida officials should also take into consideration that restricting vending offerings will merely transfer the revenue to other refreshment sources, as another news item in today’s VendingMarketWatch reports.

Improving child nutrition requires a big financial investment on the part of the taxpayer. There is no getting around this.

Government officials in general have not been up front with taxpayers about this. 05-26-11 by Elliot Maras