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Big Soda digs in for a fight over proposed Cook County beverage tax

The war on soda, popping up in towns across the country, is escalating in Cook County. As it has in other locales, the soda industry is digging in to fight a proposed sweetened beverage tax, which ... read more

A Turning Point For Soda Taxes? In Illinois, Big Soda May Not Win Battle Against Levies On Sugary Drinks

“They’re going to fight to the bitter end,” Alderman ­­­George Cardenas of Chicago’s 12th Ward, who proposed Chicago’s most recent soda tax as well as a previous, unsuccessful version in 2012, said of ... read more

Why Chicago’s soda tax fizzled after two months — and what it means for the anti-soda movement

On Tuesday, in recognition of growing public pressure, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 15-1 to roll back the tax, effective as soon as Dec. 1. It's a major victory for Big Soda ... to go ... read more

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Big Soda Wins Big, As Chicago Kills Soda Tax

“In Cook County, the Can the Tax Coalition, an anti-tax group funded by the American Beverage Association ... have vowed to keep on fighting for the taxes. In short, it’s safe to say that the soda tax ... 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 ... read more

Opponents and supporters dig in for SF showdown over sugary-beverage tax

San Francisco officials’ push for a soda tax officially began with a campaign kickoff over the weekend in the Bayview ... to join city officials in backing the campaign and fighting the American ... read more

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 ... 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

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

Preckwinkle pops ‘Big Soda’ for pushing ‘very problematic product’

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Friday the beverage industry’s big-money campaign against the county’s new tax on pop was “disgraceful.” Preckwinkle alleged “Big Soda” is behind ... ... read more

Lamont pushes for tax on sugary drinks

Anne Dauphinais R-Killingly, takes a sip from a big gulp soda as Connecticut Democrat Gov. Ned Lamont delivers his budget address at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Lamont proposed a ... A ... read more

Cook County pop tax one step away from repeal after 15-1 test vote

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 ... read more



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