Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Back to Normalcy w/ the Guv

Just another example of government invaiding your daily life:

Trying again to rid public schools of junk food, Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday called on the Illinois State Board of Education to ban sales of unhealthy snacks and soft drinks at elementary and middle schools.

The proposal excludes high schools that benefit most from vending machine proceeds, and it is less dramatic than a ban proposed in 2003 that state lawmakers rebuffed. This time around, Blagojevich is turning to a board controlled by his appointees to change state rules to battle childhood obesity.

"We know that selling candy and soda to elementary and middle school students is not good for their health, so let's do what we can to stop it," the governor wrote in a letter to the state board.

Aren't there any other issues going on these days that the Gov has to worry about. Last time i checked his approval numbers were not all that good. I wonder if there will be another massive pension raid to make up for the money lost by these contracts for some of the school districts? I don't think anyone is going to try to pull that trick again.


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