Beverage Industry Shells Out Millions To Try To Defeat Soda Tax Ballot Measures in S.F., Berkeley
Campaign filings show that the American Beverage Association has spent $7.7 million to defeat a San Francisco ballot initiative that would levy a two-cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. In addition, the ABA has spent $1.7 million to defeat a similar ballot initiative in Berkeley that would levy a penny-per-ounce tax on such beverages.
"Soda Makers Battle Proposed Taxes in Berkeley, San Francisco" (Varney, Kaiser Health News, 10/29).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.