California Bans Soda Taxes

Beverage companies block local taxes until 2031

After several recent public health victories in the form of local soda taxes, big beverage companies moved to block future taxes at the local level until 2031. Big Soda accomplished this by effectively taking the California legislature hostage. The Washington Post article on this situation quotes ChangeLab Solutions senior attorney Sabrina Adler.

“Some advocates see a silver lining in this escalation, however. Jilted California cities may now be more open to other anti-soda measures, such as warning labels and children’s meal restrictions, [Sabrina] Adler said.”

Read the full article on the Post website.

June 30, 2018