Thursday, March 10, 2011

Taxing Soda

In the New York Times, food columnist Mark Bittman writes about the soda tax, a sales tax on sweetened beverages. To my surprise, 14 states have soda tax legislation. The argument can be made that it’s a regressive tax, despite its intent to promote health. My colleague Jim Maule has blogged on the soda tax. (He’s against it.) Here’s a map.


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