Will fights over soda taxes in other states impact Philly?

November 14, 2018

In this Sept. 24, 2018, a sign posted on a drink cooler in a store gives information about a soda tax that took effect in January, in Seattle. Washington voters last week approved a statewide ballot measure that bans new taxes on soda and other groceries. Seattle’s tax remains in effect.

By Staff

Philadelphia is not the only place where the beverage industry continues to fight local officials and health advocacy groups over taxes on soda.

Last week, voters in Oregon and Washington state had a chance to weigh in. Washington voters approved a ballot measure that bans new taxes on food and beverages, while Oregon voters rejected a similar ban.

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