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The Boston Globe reports that the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has voted to ban the sale of high-calorie sodas and salty and sugary snacks from the state’s public elementary and high schools, a move that supporters said would help fight the childhood obesity crisis.

The bill now goes to the state’s Senate for a vote. If approved, the bill would go to the desk of Gov. Deval Patrick, who seems likely to sign it considering he already has proposed eliminating the sales tax exemption for candy and soda and using the extra revenue for health initiatives.
KC's View:
It would be nice if such a ban made kids thin and healthy, if by magic. It’d be nice if those sales taxes would go right to effective health programs, instead of into bureaucracy and redundant infrastructure.

Isn’t it pretty to think so.