soda taxes

Philadelphia Soda Tax

A recent New York Times article reports that today’s Democratic primary in Philadelphia partially represents a referendum on the city’s soda tax, even though it is not on the ballot. Incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney, the engineer of the 1.5 cents per ounce tax on sugary and artificially sweetened beverages which took effect in 2017, is facing two Democratic challengers who both support repealing the controversial tax.

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