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

Nebraska – Ricketts Opposes Repeal Of Candy, Soda Pop Tax Exemptions

Gov. Pete Ricketts joined hands with representatives of grocery and beverage associations Wednesday to oppose proposals to repeal state sales tax exemptions for soda pop, candy and bottled water in order to help fund property tax relief.   Ricketts said such Continue reading Nebraska – Ricketts Opposes Repeal Of Candy, Soda Pop Tax Exemptions

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 – 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

Pennsylvania – State’s Quirky Sales Tax System: Soft Drinks Are Taxed, Candy Gets A Pass

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Patricia Sabatini December 11, 2017 Chances are good you’re keenly aware when the warm woolen mittens, diamond pendant or other important gifts on your holiday shopping list go on sale. But do you know which items are subject Continue reading Pennsylvania – State’s Quirky Sales Tax System: Soft Drinks Are Taxed, Candy Gets A Pass

Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

Bloomberg BNA by Jonathan A. Feldman and Alla Raykin August 17, 2017 Tax Policy To raise revenue and tackle health concerns, a number of localities have imposed sugar-sweetened beverage taxes. However, localities may have limited guidance on how these taxes Continue reading Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers