Black Legislative Caucus Begins Meetings Aimed At Creating Unity

Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus will kick off a series of meetings later this month aimed, in part, at convincing Hoosiers that similar issues affect rural and urban areas of the state.

And, says caucus member Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis), the meetings are a way...

Cook County Exempts Food Stamp Purchases From Soda Tax

TAGS: Cook County sweetened beverage tax, food stamp benefits, artificially sweetened beverages

CHICAGO -- Cook County's sweetened beverage tax will not apply to purchases made with food stamp benefits, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The 1¢-per-fl.oz. tax on sugary and artificially sweetened beverages goes...