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Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to see the state adopt the city's ban on large sugary beverages, but that isn't Gov. Andrew Cuomo to-do list.
During a press conference this afternoon, Cuomo bluntly responded to a quesiton about the drinks ban saying: "We're not considering it. I haven't really studied it ether."
It seems a bit of a switch for Cuomo, who had positive things to say about the ban in June 2011.
"Obesity is a major problem that we desperately need to address,” Cuomo said on former Gov. David Paterson's now-cancelled radio show in June 2011. “So I don’t see that this can do any harm.”
The soda industry wants to do its best to make sure the restriction on the sale of large sugary beverages does not move beyond New York City.
Bloomberg and Cuomo are known to have a contentious relationship.
State Government Editor of The Gotham Gazette