Santa Monica Lawmaker Introduces Soda Tax Bill
The two-cents-an-ounce "health impact fee" would raise an estimated $2 billion a year.
Soda Tax Is Again Before California Legislators
California lawmakers have again introduced legislation to impose a fee on sodas and other sugary beverages — not a true tax, but a “health impact fee” to be paid by beverage distributors. (Aliferis, 3/9)
California Assemblyman Proposes Soda Tax
In an attempt to combat high rates of obesity and diabetes in California, a lawmaker from Santa Monica announced Wednesday he is introducing bill that would tax sugary drinks. It's the seventh bill in the last six years designed to tax or add warning labels to sodas and other beverages with high sugar content. But so far, none of them have become law. (Boone, 3/10)