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California Soda Tax

Big Soda Wins In California: Beverage Tax Dies In Legislature

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

It appears the effort to pass a statewide two-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages has died in California, at least for this year. As the ...

This Latina Mom Supports CA's Proposed Soda Tax

Elisa Batista | Posted 04.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Elisa Batista

Let's be real here. Soda isn't harmless. It's liquid sugar that too often is consumed by kids like water. And now I want to say loud and clear: this mamá supports California's proposed soda tax.

Most California Residents Support A Soda Tax To Fight Obesity

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Chaussee June 5 (Reuters) - Fighting obesity by taxing sugary drinks and restricting junk food advertisements aimed at chi...

California Bill Requiring Warning Labels On Sugary Drinks Advances

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9 (Reuters) - A California bill to require sugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of...

Guess How Much A Soda Tax Would Save This State In Medical Costs?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A proposed tax on sugary drinks in California could save hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs and reduce new cases of diabetes by tens of ...

Another Major US City Considers A Soda Tax

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living

A San Francisco city supervisor will introduce legislation on Tuesday proposing a tax on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in the city. Superviso...

Aaron Sankin

Another State Explores The Soda Tax | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- In an effort to shrink the waistlines of California citizens, Golden State lawmakers are considering a penny-per-ounce tax on all sug...

Poll Reveals Californians' Stance On Potential Soda Tax

Ventura County Star | Tom Kisken | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles

A soda tax? Michael Staitman mulled it over as he stood in a fizzy mecca, gazing at coolers stacked with Dad's, Dr. Brown's and something orange-lemon...

Getting Into Bed With Big Soda: How Labor Helped Win a Vote for More Obesity

Steve Early | Posted 11.07.2012 | San Francisco
Steve Early

Ten years from now, taxing soda will probably be about as controversial as putting health warnings on cigarette packages. Let's hope that long before then, labor gets its head out of the sand about America's epidemic of obesity.

Fight Over East Bay Soda Tax Gets Ugly

| Posted 08.14.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By William Harless RICHMOND - A powerful Washington, D.C., trade organization that repres...