Stories tagged: soda tax
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 10:12 A.M.
“Soda tax” stakes escalate in pivotal Philadelphia fight
PHILADELPHIA – Less than three months into Philadelphia’s new tax on sweetened drinks, the stakes have escalated: Beverage makers say the measure is hurting sales so much they need to …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 9:44 A.M.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo hit with wave of taxes as cities punish soda
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo face a wave of new soda taxes after four U.S. cities voted to pass the measures, part of an escalating war on sugary drinks.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
Sanders tells soda tax opponents to stop using his name
SAN FRANCISCO ( – Saying that too much sugar is a serious health problem, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told the soft drink industry to stop using his name in ads …
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016, 12:28 P.M.
Philadelphia is second big city to approve soda tax
Philadelphia City Council adopts soda tax measure.
SUNDAY, JAN. 2, 2011
Year produced array of calculations, ideas, tired phrases
It was a year when government budgets always hurt for money and initiative campaigns never did. When candidates seemed to come out of retirement, out of the woodwork or from …
THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010
Soda industry puts up fight as state considers tax
OLYMPIA – Washington state consumers started paying more for soda, candy and gum this year amid a nationwide push to impose higher taxes on sugary foods. But the soft drink …
SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2010
Spin Control: Enough already with oohs, aahs over young vote
After listening to decades of hype about young voters, I have a request. Don’t bug me about Rock the Vote, unless it’s something akin to “Rock Around the Clock” the …
MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 2010
Initiative support tepid in poll
Washington voters may be experiencing initiative overload this year with a near-record number of ballot measures. They can stage a “tax revolt” by lifting new taxes imposed by the Legislature …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010
Poll: Weak support for Washington initiatives
Three initiatives that would change the state’s tax policies – instituting an income tax, dropping a series of consumer taxes or requiring supermajorities to pass new taxes – have more …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 5, 2010
Initiative campaigns attract $30 million in state
Soda pop sellers, liquor distributors and warehouse retailers are pouring millions of dollars into Washington to influence residents’ votes on a slew of statewide ballot measures. Some $30 million so …
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
Budget-patching soda tax starts today
That six-pack of diet soda will cost an extra 12 cents starting today. It’s possible you won’t pay it, but someone will.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010, 9:55 A.M.
Soda initiative expected on Washington ballot
Another initiative campaign expects to have enough signatures to likely make the fall ballot.
SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010
Gregoire: ‘Time’s up’ on session
OLYMPIA – The Legislature returns today with time running out in its special session and only two options to fix its unbalanced budget, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Friday: Pass an …