Posted by: audreybenenati | May 26, 2010

New York governor proposes new soda tax to raise $815 million | Reuters


The proposed tax would generate $815 million annually, a Paterson spokesman said.

Paterson’s original “soda tax” proposal, which would have raised $1 billion per year as the state struggles to close a $9.2 billion budget deficit, was rejected by the state legislature amid strong opposition by the beverage industry.

In the new version, diet sodas would become cheaper while the more unhealthy drinks would go up in price….

via New York governor proposes new soda tax to raise $815 million | Reuters.

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