Update: Soda Tax discussions Bubble Up in Philly


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Update May 2016: City Council President suggests an alternative lower priced soda tax

A new 1-cent tax per ounce  or lower on soda was recently suggested by City Council President Darrell Clarke at City Hall that would cut funding for Mayor Kenney’s original soda tax proposal to help bring universal pre-k to Philadelphia.

The funding from the tax would be decreased from an estimated $60 million a year to pay for 6,500 new pre-k spots down to $19 million a year at 2,000 new pre-k spots, according to a recent news article.

More discussions are set on how to fund the initial pre-k plan and the exact pricing for the soda tax.

To see the history of this change, click here.

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