Pennsylvania – Philadelphia’s Beverage Sales Take a Hit From Soda Tax

PHILADELPHIA — Two years after a tax on sweetened beverages went in effect, beverage sales in Philadelphia are feeling the impact. A study by the Journal of the American Medical Associationpublished on May 14 found that sales of soda and other Continue reading Pennsylvania – Philadelphia’s Beverage Sales Take a Hit From Soda Tax

PENNSYLVANIA – ‘We’re Heartbroken’: Customers Say Goodbye To ShopRite That Is Closing And Blaming Soda Tax

Didi Anderson walked two blocks from her home to the ShopRite in West Philadelphia on Wednesday morning to buy a can of peas for beef stew. But she lingered inside, filling her cart with more than just peas, as she Continue reading PENNSYLVANIA – ‘We’re Heartbroken’: Customers Say Goodbye To ShopRite That Is Closing And Blaming Soda Tax

Multi-State – States Renew Push for Taxes On Sugary Drinks

Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut’s governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and other sugar-loaded drinks Continue reading Multi-State – States Renew Push for Taxes On Sugary Drinks

Pennsylvania – Key Food Grocery To Replace West Philly ShopRite, Sparking More Debate Over Impact Of Soda Tax

A new grocery store is poised to replace the ShopRite that closed this week in West Philadelphia after its owner, Jeff Brown, blamed the city’s tax on sweetened beverages for a drop in sales. The new tenants were expected to sign a Continue reading Pennsylvania – Key Food Grocery To Replace West Philly ShopRite, Sparking More Debate Over Impact Of Soda Tax

California – Soda tax initiative would generate billions for health care, LAO concludes

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office has concluded that the California Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act of 2020, a ballot measure filed in July by CDA and the California Medical Association, would generate an estimated $2-3 billion annually from a statewide sales Continue reading California – Soda tax initiative would generate billions for health care, LAO concludes

Pennsylvania – PA Supreme Court Upholds Philadelphia Soda Tax

In a victory for Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Philadelphia’s controversial tax on soda and other sweetened beverages. In a 4-2 majority opinion, the court found that the city had not violated state law by Continue reading Pennsylvania – PA Supreme Court Upholds Philadelphia Soda Tax

Pennsylvania – PA Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Philly Soda Tax

The Inquirer by Laura McCrystal May 15, 2018 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday morning in a case challenging Philadelphia’s tax on soda and other sweetened beverages. Because Philadelphia was the first major U.S. city to pass a tax on sweetened beverages, Continue reading Pennsylvania – PA Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Philly Soda Tax

Illinois – Cook County Beverage Tax Repealed as of December 1, 2017

On November 10, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance. The tax imposed will be at the rate of $0.01 per ounce on the retail sale of all sweetened beverages in Cook Continue reading Illinois – Cook County Beverage Tax Repealed as of December 1, 2017

Illinois – Complaints Some Retailers Still Charging Repealed Soda Tax

The News Tribune The Associated Press December 28, 2017 CHICAGO – Some retailers in Cook County either haven’t gotten word an unpopular soda tax was repealed or haven’t gotten around to adjusting their prices. The Chicago Tribune reports county officials have Continue reading Illinois – Complaints Some Retailers Still Charging Repealed Soda Tax

Illinois – Soda Tax Rollout Leaves Chicago-Area Shoppers Grumbling, Confused

Chicago Tribune by Alley Marotti, Grace Wong and Greg Trotter August 3, 2017 Cook County’s long-delayed tax on sweetened beverages took effect Wednesday amid confusion, leaving retailers grumbling and shoppers plotting soda runs to neighboring counties. The penny-per-ounce tax applies Continue reading Illinois – Soda Tax Rollout Leaves Chicago-Area Shoppers Grumbling, Confused