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Soda Tax Repeal in Cook County Marks Major Win for Industry

The Cook County pop tax is headed for repeal after commissioners overwhelmingly signaled their intent to do away with it, marking a big ... fight for the tax and praising Bloomberg for his years of pu... read more

DN editorial: Soda taxes win big across the country

In a way, though, the fight was a repeat of the campaign in Philadelphia earlier this year - with Big Soda, through the American Beverage ... the pro-tax forces. Local money also was raised. It's not ... read more

Both sides in soda-tax fight make urgent push to reach voters

“Voters are tired of seeing the cost of living in Santa Fe skyrocket year in and year out,” he said, “this time with a proposed ... in Cook County, Ill., which includes Chicago, passed a penny-per-oun... read more

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Cook County Will Repeal Soda Tax

In a desperate attempt to save Cook County, Illinois' wildly unpopular one cent per ounce soda tax—on the verge of being repealed by a vote on Wednesday—proponents are trying to make the beverage levy ... read more


Proposed tax on sugary beverages elicits crticism

A bill proposed ... (beverage) industry plays a big role in the Illinois economy,” Bramlet said. “Those jobs are threatened.” Bramlet added that a decrease in consumption would lead to a decrease in j... read more

Soda Tax Gains Momentum in Cities across U.S.

Cook County ... Soda tax supporters say they are taking inspiration from the fight against tobacco, which included successful efforts to impose hefty taxes on cigarettes as a way to curb consumption. ... read more

20 Black clergy oppose soda tax

Nearly two years after the city’s sugary beverage tax went into effect, 20 members of Philadelphia’s Black clergy are calling for its repeal over ... year, Cook County, which includes Chicago, got rid ... read more

Soda Taxes: Coming Soon To A City Near You?

In Boulder, voters are deciding the fate of what would be the highest soda tax in the country. If it passes, a two-cent-per-fluid-ounce excise tax will be collected from any sugar-sweetened beverage . ... read more

Layoffs ‘Inevitable’ If Soda Tax Isn’t Reinstated

CHICAGO (CBS) — The head of the Cook ... as County Government fights a lawsuit over a proposed tax on soft drinks and other sugary beverages. County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she expects a ... read more

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo hit with wave of taxes as cities punish soda

In Boulder, Colorado, meanwhile, a 2-cents-per-ounce tax is leading. Cook County, which includes Chicago, also has a similar penny-per-ounce tax written into its proposed 2017 budget. The levies bring ... read more

Soda taxes gain acceptance, city by revenue-hungry city

Cook County ... Soda tax supporters say they are taking inspiration from the fight against tobacco, which included successful efforts to impose hefty taxes on cigarettes as a way to curb consumption. ... read more



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