"Cupcake Amnesty:" Childhood Obesity and the Political Divide

January 13, 2015 5:42 PM

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This morning in Austin, our state's newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is holding a press conference to announce his first official act in office. But Miller won't use the occasion to address Texas's troubling water shortage, which he had promised to make his "top priority" if elected, nor will he discuss any other issue of pressing concern to the state's farmers or economy.

Rather, Miller will kick off his four-year term as Agriculture Commissioner by "declaring amnesty for cupcakes across the state of Texas." According to Miller's press release, "We want families, teachers and school districts in Texas to know the Texas Department of Agriculture has abolished all rul...

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