Soda Tax

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Philadelphia Urges Pa. Supreme Court to Reject Latest Soda Tax Lawsuit

In a 59-page document filed by the City of Philadelphia, attorneys have urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reject the appeal filed two weeks ago by […]

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Six Months In, Philly Soda Tax Nets $39.3M, Just Shy of Projections

Philadelphia reached the six-month mark on its sweetened beverage tax in June, and the Philadelphia Department of Revenue has reported preliminary figures for the month, […]

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Beverage Groups Takes Soda Tax Lawsuit to Pa. Supreme Court

It’s already lost twice in court, but the American Beverage Association is giving its lawsuit against the city’s sweetened beverage tax another go. 

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City Life

Stop Using the Poor to Justify Your Hatred of the Soda Tax

For reasons that I’ll get into later in this column, I don’t eat a lot of pie. But over the Fourth of July weekend, I […]

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City Life

Philly Soda Tax Upheld by Commonwealth Court

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court voted today to uphold Philadelphia’s soda tax. It’s the second legal win for the city since the American Beverage Association and local retailers […]

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City Life

OPINION: Philly’s Soda Tax Is Shaping Up to Be an Epic Flop

It’s been six months since the city’s soda tax (or, more accurately, the sugary beverage tax) was implemented — and it’s off to a rocky […]

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Philly Soda Tax Brings in Highest Collection Yet in March

The Philly soda tax brought in $7 million dollars in March, its third month in action, the Department of Revenue announced on Tuesday. The amount […]

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Philly’s Soda Tax Is Back in Court Today

On Wednesday, a panel of Commonwealth Court judges in Pittsburgh will hear arguments over the legality of Mayor Kenney’s landmark sweetened beverage tax. Levied just […]

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Philly Soda Tax Draws in $6.4 Million for February, Exceeding City’s Estimate

The Philly soda tax brought in $6.4 million dollars in February, its second month of collections, the city announced Thursday morning. The figure exceeds Philly’s […]

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After Backlash From City, Temple Pauses Meal-Plan Increase

Officials at Temple University have walked back plans for a steep hike on meal-plan rates, which they claimed was a direct effect of the city’s […]

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Temple University Blames Steep Meal Plan Hike on Soda Tax

Temple University officials plan to raise board rates by 4.8 percent for 2017-18 – and they say the soda tax is to blame. The Inquirer reports […]

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Citing Soda Tax, Pepsi to Lay Off 80 to 100 Philly-Area Workers

Pepsi announced on Wednesday that it will lay off as many as 100 workers at its three Philadelphia-area plants. The company cited lagging sales due […]

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City Looks in Other Pocket, Says Soda Tax Revenue Is Actually $5.7 Million

In its first month, Philadelphia’s beverage tax has brought in $5.7 million, according to information released by the city’s revenue department on Thursday. The figure […]

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Soda Tax’s Early Impact: Sales Drops, Layoffs, and Lagging Tax Revenue

In the two months since Philly’s beverage tax was implemented, some grocers and drink distributors are reporting significant sales drops, and the city expects soda […]

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State Lawmakers File Brief Against Soda Tax

Thirty-six state lawmakers have signed on to a brief opposing Philadelphia’s soda tax in Commonwealth Court. The Inquirer reported on Monday that the five state […]