NYC mayor: Mississippi's 'anti-Bloomberg' bill ridiculousSubmitted by wellington on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 20:55
We don't really care what he thinks of us.
JACKSON, Miss. —New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is chiding the Mississippi Legislature for passing a bill pre-empting local food restrictions.
If the Mississippi bill becomes law, cities and counties won't be allowed to enact rules limiting such things as the size of soft drinks, the salt content in food or the shortening used in cookies.
Mississippi lawmakers are calling it the anti-Bloomberg bill.
Bloomberg's attempt to limit the portion sizes of sugary drinks was struck down by a New York judge this week.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he supports the bill and looks forward to signing it.