Soda Tax

City Life

ShopRite VP Responds to Accusations of Price-Gouging and Fraud

In the wake of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax — more commonly referred to as the Soda Tax — coming into effect, residents are fuming at […]

City Life

Don’t Like the Soda Tax? Drink Water!

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to your social media feeds in Philadelphia over these first few days of 2017, you are no […]

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City Life

The Soda Tax Went Into Effect, and People Are Freaking Out About It

We knew it was coming. And yet, maybe predictably so, a social media storm is erupting over Philly’s brand new soda tax, which went into […]

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City Life

Judge Dismisses Anti-Soda Tax Lawsuit

A Common Pleas Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the American Beverage Association in September as a last-ditch effort to halt the soda […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: Whole Foods Employees Spill on How to Save Money

• I will never tire of learning ways to cut down on my seemingly always astronomical Whole Foods grocery bill (I like overprice kombucha — sue […]

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City Life

American Beverage Association Files Soda-Tax Lawsuit

The American Beverage Association filed a lawsuit today claiming that the soda tax passed by the city in June is unconstitutional.

Citified

The Beverage Lobby Spent $10.6 Million to Kill the Soda Tax — and Failed

When Philadelphia City Council debated Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax earlier this year, the beverage industry outspent supporters of the tax 5-to-1 on lobbying. The American Beverage Association shelled out […]

Be Well Philly

What Do Dietitians Think About the Soda Tax?

As most of you probably know, Mayor Kenney’s much-talked-about soda tax passed a few weeks back. Over the past six months or so, we’ve heard […]

Citified

Teamsters to Pro-Soda Tax Lawmakers: No More Campaign Money For You

What do special interest groups want for their campaign donations? Are they looking for favors, access, or just a sympathetic ear? Most of the time, voters can only speculate (and worry) about the answers […]

Citified

Meet the Dark Money Forces Behind Philly’s Soda Tax

Mayor Jim Kenney defeated Big Soda this month, successfully convincing City Council to pass an historic tax on sugary drinks and diet beverages that will enable thousands […]

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City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Soda Tax!

Citified

The Soda Tax Battle’s Biggest Winners and Losers

One of the longest and most expensive political wars in recent Philadelphia history has come to an end. On Thursday, City Council voted 13-4 to enact a tax on […]

Citified

Beverage Lobby Spends Whopping $700K on Last-Minute Ad Blitz Against Soda Tax

City Council is expected to approve a tax on sugary drinks and diet beverages Thursday, making Philadelphia the biggest city in the country with a […]

Citified

Kudos to City Council for Standing Up to the Powerful Soda Lobby

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Rev. James Hall Jr. Hall is the pastor of Triumph Baptist Church in Germantown.) Philadelphia […]

Citified

How Jim Kenney’s Big Soda Tax Victory Is Upending City Hall

For years, Philadelphians saw government dysfunction everywhere they looked. In City Hall, former Mayor Michael Nutter was so impotent that he couldn’t persuade a single Council […]