3 years ago, Philadelphia became the first major American city to enact a tax on sugary beverages. When Philadelphians go to the polls Tuesday in primary elections, they'll be indirectly voting on its survival.
Philadelphia’s Soda Tax draws controversy, support. Jan Gerson reviews arguments for "sin" taxes on sugary drinks in
Brutal take on soda taxes from a Philly councilwoman: "The people who buy $7 lattes say the poor should be drinking water, but no one is considering the fact that my constituents live in food deserts with no access to fresh fruit and vegetables.”
Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax (but hopefully not!)