Soda Tax Backed By Bloomberg

05/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • A. G. SULZBERGER nytimes.com

As the battle over the state budget and the looming multibillion-dollar gap becomes more intense, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has stepped up his call for the Legislature to pass a penny-per-ounce tax on soda to stave off major service cuts to education and health care.

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