Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) Transfat was the winner in the Illinois House Thursday afternoon.
Indicted State Representative Lashawn Ford of Chicago had a bill to ban transfat in Chicago public school lunches, but downstate Republican Representative Bill Reis cried foul.
“The constant nanny state, a bill that comes out of this chamber is unbelieveable,” Reis said. “I don’t know how we’re going to be able to do anything anywhere here before long. Our kids are telling us they don’t like the food. They’re throwing it in the trash! This is just too much government.”
And that was the winning argument as the proposal to ban transfat fell two votes short.
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