Mayor Will Propose Soda Tax for Philly


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A long debated soda tax, since 2011, is being proposed by Mayor Jim Kenny on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

The tax of three cents per ounce of sugary beverages is estimated to bring over $400 million over five years for various city projects.

The plan for the estimated revenue from the tax is proposed to help rebuild parks and recreation centers, develop more jobs and bring universal pre-K to the area. There is also plans for funds to be put into the city’s pension system, helping to level out the city’s billion dollar deficit.

According to a recent article, the American Beverage Association (ABA) is “gearing up” to sway the city council to vote against the tax.

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This story was updated March 2016.

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