Seattle Mayor Thinks About Soda Tax


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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced that he is considering the idea of a penny-per-once tax on sugary drinks to a mayoral forum sponsored by the Seattle Parks Foundation in late September 2013.

The mayor, who has not proposed this idea formally to city council yet, says the money could be used to fund park expansions and maintenance.

Studies show that Latino kids consume more sugary drinks than the national average, but a change in the cost of those drinks could reduce kids’ consumption of extra sugar.

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