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Will lawmakers ban local soda taxes?

Soft drink and soda bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at El Ahorro market in San Francisco. In the wake of a rash of local soda taxes passed by Bay Area cities, the beverage lobby has pushed an initiative in California to raise the threshold for all local tax increases, alarming local governments. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Soft drink and soda bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at El Ahorro market in San Francisco. In the wake of a rash of local soda taxes passed by Bay Area cities, the beverage lobby has pushed an initiative in California to raise the threshold for all local tax increases, alarming local governments. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) AP

In case you missed it:

Alexei Koseff reports that a local soda taxes would be banned in California under developing deal between soda companies and lawmakers.

Koseff also explains that a gas tax repeal is going before California voters in November. Here's what you need to know about the initiative.

Thirty lawmakers are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to to remove California National Guard from border, Bryan Anderson writes.

Following an unsuccessful run for attorney general in the primary, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is evaluating whether he will continue to work in politics, Anderson explains.

California Sen. Kamala Harris is coming to Puerto Rico's aid, Emily Cadei writes from the D.C. bureau.

Claire Morgan reports that Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Lake County.

From the opinion pages:

The Sac Bee Editorial Board thinks a deal to ban soda taxes is a California shakedown.

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