National tax proposed for sugary beverages

National tax proposed for sugary beverages

A new bill that would tax sugary beverages on a national scale likely won't pass. But it lays the foundation for future sugar regulation to come.

Manufacturers of sugar-sweetened beverages may want to brace themselves for a new battle. While taxes of sugar-filled beverages have marinated in cities and states for several years, such as former Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on ultra-big soda sizes which was recently destroyed by New York’s State Court of Appeals, now the fight is going national. 

On Wednesday, Connecticut Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced a nationwide bill intended to motivate beverage manufacturers to r

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