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Bill Lueders column: Banning local rules is national strategy

3:56 PM, Jun. 2, 2013
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Brandon Scholz calls it "a vast, right-wing conspiracy." He's being facetious; he says it with a laugh.

The president and CEO of the Wisconsin Grocers Association, Scholz is talking about a state budget provision to prohibit local governments from restricting the sale of food or nonalcoholic beverages based on "calories, portion size, or other nutritional criteria."

The provision, a response to New York City's court-blocked ban on large, sugary drinks, passed the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee at the urging of state Rep. Pat Strachota, R-West Bend. It was promptly lauded by ...

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