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Wed June 19, 2013

Fischer, 17 Other Mayors Want Limits On Use Of Food Stamps To Buy Soda

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer
Credit lanereport.com

NEW YORK-- Greg Fischer, the mayor of Louisville, Ky., is among those in 18 cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, who are reviving a push against letting government food vouchers be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.

In a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday, the mayors say it's "time to test and evaluate approaches limiting" the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.

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