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Coalition of health groups keeps California soda tax issue fizzing

July 19, 2019

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July 19, 2019-

  • A new coalition called Californians for Less Soda — which includes the American Heart Association, the California Medical Association and the California Dental Association — is bringing back the fight for a 2-cent-per-ounce statewide tax on sugary drinks, according to Politico.
  • The coalition also seeks to reverse a 2018 law that bans new local soda taxes until 2030.
  • Although the group does not have a specific ballot measure that they would like to pursue to combat soft drink consumption, Politico reports they are seeking the aid of legislators to push the issue to the 2020 ballot.

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