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Monday, May 24, 2010

Soda Tax News From Philly and NY

The New York Times reports that New York Governor Patterson is trying to move his proposed soda tax through the legislature by pairing it with a sales tax exemption for bottled water and diet soda.

In Philadelphia, however, the soda tax failed to move out of City Council and Mayor Nutter asserts the Council's budget will force layoffs.  The Philadelphia Inquirer has more.


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In Washington DC,soda tax proponents were defeated by their own tactic: sugar pushers stopped the bill "for the sake of the children."


Posted by: Mike Licht | May 24, 2010 6:02:04 AM

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