Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax
A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city’s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn public opinion against it.
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.
Michael W. Klein
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.”
Kenny Lin, MD, MPH
Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia’s Soda Tax (but hopefully not!)