posted on May 07, 2014 10:13
Cue the chorus of eye rolls.
If there was one thing New Yorkers could believe was a non-contentious topic, it would be making yogurt the state snack, as initiated by the precocious fourth graders at Byron-Bergen elementary school.
This article from the New York Times has more details, but legislators Tuesday night were debating the bill about issues such as abandoning the apple muffin, would this alienate people who are lactose-intolerant? what about regular versus Greek yogurt?, etc.
After all that, it passed 52 to 8.
Now the Byron-Bergen fourth graders' bill heads to the Assembly. If it's passed there, it heads to the governor's desk.
Previously: Byron-Bergen Fourth-Graders' Bill Gets Committee Approval
Byron-Bergen Fourth Graders' Effort to Make Yogurt the State Snack Celebrated
Here's video of the yogurt events in the chamber from Tuesday. Skip ahead to about 2:24:00