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California must put the brakes on new gas tax

On Wednesday, Nov. 1 came a much-dreaded gas tax increase, which immediately inflated gasoline prices by 12 cents per gallon and diesel fuel prices...

Increase in cost does not mean decrease in obesity

“Obesity is an epidemic” is a common phrase heard more and more frequently these days. The statement may just be an exaggeration, but the...

Editorial: Jerry Brown’s budget proposal leaves education in the lurch

On March 5th, thousands of students from across California marched on the State Capitol to protest the massive cuts to higher education that the...

UCR community considers merits of millionaires tax

The political coalition ReFund California held a meeting on campus last Monday, Feb. 27, to discuss the Millionaires Tax of 2012. The proposed tax...

Revenue from cigarette tax could yield billions

According to a UC San Francisco (UCSF) study, a new statewide ballot initiative which aims to increase the cigarette tax may lead to a...

UCSF researchers call for government regulation of sugar

As worldwide rates of obesity and diabetes diagnoses increase, researchers at the UC San Francisco (UCSF) say that sugar intake should now be regulated,...

Soda tax could save 26,000 lives over a decade and generate...

It’s possible a nationwide penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened drinks could prevent an estimated 26,000 deaths, 2.4 million cases of diabetes, 95,000 coronary heart events...