June 22 2016

KQED – San Francisco Voters Will Decide on Soda Tax in November

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 16: Bottles of Coca Cola sit in a cooler at a market on April 16, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Share prices of Coca Cola Co. surged as much as 5.8% today after the company reported better than expected first quarter profits. The stock surge is the largest intraday gain for Coca Cola since February 2009. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

…The 14-page proposal links sugary beverages to the problems of obesity and diabetes, and says the measure “is intended to discourage the distribution and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in San Francisco by taxing their distribution.”

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