Philadelphia Mayor Proposes Gigantic Soda Tax
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is expected to propose a large soda tax tomorrow when he presents his budget recommendations to the city council. The mayor expects that the tax, which would be levied at 3 cents per ounce, would raise $400 million over five years. Most of that revenue is earmarked for increased spending on prekindergarten education, the Wall Street Journal reported this week.
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