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Mississippi first state in the nation to pass ‘anti-Bloomberg bill


Mississippi first state in the nation to pass ‘anti-Bloomberg bill

Bill bans local limits on portion sizes and requirements to post calorie counts

The bill was authored by state Sen. Tony Smith, a Republican who owns the Stonewall’s BBQ chain, who said government shouldn’t tell people what they cannot eat.

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:59 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 AM

Mississippi passed its ‘anti-Bloomberg bill,’ which doesn’t limit portion sizes or force restaurants to post calorie counts, ideas pushed by Mayor Bloomberg in New York City.

Lawmakers in Mississippi — the most obese state in the nation — have overwhelmingly approved what they’re calling the “anti-Bloomberg bill.”

It would ban communities from requiring restaurants to post calorie counts on menus or limit portion sizes, as Mayor Bloomberg tried to do with his proposed ban on large sodas.  Also forbidden: any local rule banning toys from being distributed with kids’ meals.

The governor is expected to sign it.

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4 thoughts on “Mississippi first state in the nation to pass ‘anti-Bloomberg bill

  1. Mississippi is a third word country in almost every respect,but this is one law i agree with.

  2. guess you have never been in new jersey

  3. We don’t need a nanny-state . Its bad enough now

  4. #2 what does NJ have to do with anything.

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