New Details Emerge About Proposed Soda Tax During City Council Budget HearingsThe Kenney Administration is expecting a legal challenge to the sugary beverage tax it has proposed, and, if it loses, the tax would be levied at the point of sale, not on the distributor.
3 City Council Members Say 'No' To Soda Tax During Protest Outside City HallA traffic-snarling protest at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon ended in a victory, of sorts, for the bottlers and retailers who oppose a tax on sugary beverages.
Philly Soda Tax At Forefront Of Health Department Budget HearingThere's been a massive advertising effort both for and against the soda tax proposed for Philadelphia. But, in the end, it will be City Council that decides on it, and there was a glimpse into what members are considering at Tuesday's Health Department budget hearing.
Philadelphia City Council Begins Budget HearingsPhiladelphia City Council began hearings Tuesday on the city budget, including a proposed tax on sugary beverages to pay for ambitious new programs.
Mayor Kenney Strikes Back At Opponents Of Soda TaxA barrage of advertisements has targeted Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's proposal to raise money for universal pre-K by taxing soda and other sugary beverages. But Kenney is not backing down.
New Poll Says Philadelphians Concerned About Tax Hikes Yet Eager For ServicesPoll director Larry Eichel doesn't see those findings -- a desire to lower taxes and yet preserve services -- as contradictory.
Hundreds Rally In Philadelphia To Oppose Nutter's Proposed Soda TaxSoda truck drivers circled City Hall, honking their horns, as hundreds rallied nearby, as a way of saying their jobs are in jeopardy from Philadelphia's proposed tax on sugared beverages.