Soda Tax

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New Haven Mayor Proposes Statewide Soda Tax To Fight Obesity

Mayor Toni Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary drinks would reduce sales of the beverage and generate about $144 million in revenue.


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Millions Spent On Lobbyists Over NY Soda Tax

The American Beverage Association reportedly led lobbying in the state with nearly $13 million and helped defeat an effort to put a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks.