Opponents spend $9 million to defeat soda tax referendums

A combined $9.1 is being spent to defeat referendums in Berkeley and San Francisco on taxing sugar-sweetened beverages, 18 times more than the $489,000 proponents have gathered, according to published reports. Passage in either city would be the first “soda tax” in the country. The initiative in Berkeley requires a simple majority to pass. In… » Read More

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