Only five years ago, California enacted a pioneering law that required restaurants to put nutritional information on menus. For the first time, consumers were empowered to make informed decisions about what they ate.
So it seems crazy that it's even a question: Does the law still exist?
If you ask state Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the author of the menu-labeling law, the answer is yes.
"The law in California is still the law," he told me. "My firm belief is that nutritional information is still required on menus."
But that's not how the California Restaurant Assn. sees it. It believes Padilla's law has been repealed.
So does the...