Posted by: audreybenenati | May 21, 2010

Oh, Sugar, Sugar Tax! – Updated

By Celeste Katz

The responses are rolling in fast now about Gov. Paterson’s new twist on getting through a sweetened drinks tax — by exempting diet soda.

Gov. DAP said this morning on WOR radio that the tax is far from D.O.A.

Mayor Bloomberg: ““Our Administration strongly supported the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages as a way to combat the obesity epidemic and further support our schools, hospitals and clinics. After listening to concerns raised by the State Legislature, Governor Patterson has wisely reframed the measure.

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