Late last month Thomas Suozzi, county executive for Nassau County on Long Island, N.Y., put a fast-food tax proposal on the legislative menu in hopes of fattening up his countyâ€™s thinning coffers.The proposed tax, part of Suozziâ€™s â€śHealthy Nassauâ€ť initiative, encourages residents to eat more healthfully. But if the measure were passed, what it really would do is impose a 2-percent tithe on the cost of, say, any item sold at quick-service restaurants in the county.This 2-percent tax would be ...
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