dec 31, 2016 - Beverage industry spends $20 million in anti-soda tax efforts
In 2016, the American Beverage Association (ABA) spent over $20 million while trying to fight soda taxes. In September of 2016, the ABA filed a lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, claiming that soda taxes were unconstitutional and targeted minorities. The ABA is one of the most vocal and prominent stakeholders who oppose soda taxes.
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Mapping a Controversy -- Soda Taxes
A brief timeline of the history of soda taxes in the United ...