Thursday, October 18, 2007

Maybe Assemblyman Benjamin Should Have Waited for Today to Introduce His Bill

According to City Room, today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day, and that made us think about an item we saw in the news a few weeks ago. Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benjamin has introduced a bill (A9446) that would save the tasty snack from oblivion at the hands of health-conscious school officials who are banning it left and right in their districts. He would make the cupcake the official state children's snack, indicating that a ban on cupcakes in school is just an ineffective band-aid for a problem that needs to be addressed in a holistic way by parents.

ReformNY and the Brennan Center don't endorse legislation like this, but after checking out the Times' photos, this blogger is seriously considering running out and grabbing some of the proposed state snack.

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