Connecticut Mayor Suggests Soda Tax


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New Haven Mayor Toni Harp believes a state-raised tax on sugary drinks will help reduce obesity in Connecticut, where Latinos make up the largest minority group.

She says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary drinks would reduce sales of the beverage and generate about $144 million in revenue that could be used to combat obesity.

Only the state can raise taxes, not cities, so the mayor will push for state legislators to consider the tax during this 2014 legislative session.

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