Soda Tax

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Bloomberg’s NYC Soda Battle Is Closely Watched By Mayor Nutter

Mayor Nutter tried twice without success in his first term to impose a tax on all sodas and sugary drinks, and he supports Mayor Bloomberg’s alternative approach of banning large sodas in New York theaters and restaurants

03/13/2013

Stigall Show Log 3.12.12

Chris reviews all the political doings of the weekend and previews this week’s primaries with Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein. He also discusses the premeire of the HBO film, Game Change, and the argument between New Jersey Governor Chris Chris and a law student who opposes the merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/12/2012

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New Poll Says Philadelphians Concerned About Tax Hikes Yet Eager For Services

Poll director Larry Eichel doesn’t see those findings — a desire to lower taxes and yet preserve services — as contradictory.

02/28/2012

Stigall Show Log 6.17.11

The soda tax was voted down but Chris believes the passage of the sick-leave bill by city council is much worse for small business owners. Steve Cordasco talks the unfavorable business environment in Philadelphia during Finance Friday.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/17/2011

(City Hall chambers was packed on Thursday morning with many expressing opposition to Mayor Nutter's proposed tax on sweetened soft drinks.  Photos by Mike Dunn)

City Council Reaches Deal: Property Taxes To Rise, Soda Tax Dead

Philadelphia City Council has reportedly reached a deal that is expected to raise around $53 million in revenue to bail out the city’s school district.

06/16/2011

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Nutter Addresses Philadelphia, City Council Still Looking For Alternatives To Soda Tax

Outside City Hall: a protest against a proposed soda tax. Inside City Hall: council members talking about how to avoid a soda tax while still bailing out the cash-strapped School District.

06/15/2011

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Hundreds Rally In Philadelphia To Oppose Nutter’s Proposed Soda Tax

Soda 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.

06/14/2011

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Nutter Still Pushing For Soda Tax

It will be a day of intense negotiations in City Hall, as Mayor Nutter and council members grapple with how to help solve the School District’s financial woes.

06/10/2011

Stigall Show Log 6.7.11

Chris looks back at yesterday’s Anthony Weiner fiasco and talks to Andrew Breitbart about his role in breaking the story. He also talks to Mayor Michael Nutter about his proposed soda tax and the school budget gap.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/07/2011

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Beverage Industry With Repeat, Not So Sweet Reaction To Nutter Soda Tax Plan

As Mayor Nutter travels to Harrisburg to get the school district more money, local bottlers and others opposed to the soda tax are running radio and print ads blasting the plan.

06/07/2011

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Judge Temporarily Halts Philadelphia School District Layoff Plan

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has granted a union request to force schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman to rescind 1,500 teacher layoffs for the time being.

06/06/2011

Stigall Show Log 6.6.11

Chris reacts to the latest school budget news and implementation of the soda tax. He talks to Phillies Manager Charlies Manuel about the weekend series in Pittsburgh and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum about his announcement to run for President.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/06/2011

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City Council Faces A Week Full Of Contentious Debates

Today brings the start of one of the biggest weeks in Philadelphia City Council this year, with debates raging over bailing out the school district, requiring companies to give paid sick leave, policing the homeless and eliminating the DROP program.

06/06/2011

Stigall Show Log 6.3.11

Chris is mad about the proposed soda. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Seth Everett about what the return of Shane Victorino means and Don Russell about Philly Beer Week.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/03/2011

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Nutter Offers Council A Menu Of Tax Hikes: Parking, Property, And/Or Sodas

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is proposing a tax on soda and other sugary drinks as he and City Council continue trying to help bail out the cash-starved Philadelphia school district.

06/02/2011

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