July 26, 2016
in Sugary Drinks
Before dozens of cheering supporters in City Hall, Mayor Kenney signed the sweetened beverages tax into law Monday.
Now comes the tough part: enforcement.
The 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages is expected to raise about $91 million annually, which will go toward expanding prekindergarten in the city; creating community schools; improving parks, recreation centers, and libraries; and funding various other budget programs.
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