Failure of New York Soda Tax Reflects Power of Industry
Political analysts say the failure of New York state's proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages highlights the power of the beverage industry. The proposal would have taxed soda and other sweet drinks at a rate of one cent per ounce to offset health care cuts. However, lawmakers dropped the measure from a state revenue bill after the American Beverage Association launched a major campaign against the tax.
- "Failure of State Soda Tax Plan Reflects Power of Antitax Message" (Hartocollis, New York Times, 7/2).