Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lawmakers Approve Ban on Soda Taxes

Big soda won a major victory in the state legislature Thursday, with lawmakers approving a bill to ban taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages until the year 2031. The bill won large majorities in the Senate and Assembly, where lawmakers say they had to approve the bill in order to avoid a soda-industry backed initiative that would have made it harder for local governments to pass any local taxes.
Christopher Martinez reports.