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Working Lunch: Feds threaten to pull $87M over soda tax

The Department of Agriculture is threatening to pull almost $90 million in food stamp funding from the entire state of Illinois over how Cook County's sugary drink tax is being implemented in places like Chicago. This week the Align crew includes what this warning from the Feds means for other municipalities trying to pass a soda tax. Plus, an update on what has happened to the Fight for $15 movement, which has quieted down lately, and where it’s headed.

This week’s legislative scorecard includes news on key joint employers rulings out of DC.

This weekly podcast comes from Align Public Strategies, a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.

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