April 16, 2018

WESA News, Dave Davies, April 12, 2018- Opponents of Philadelphia’s controversial sweetened beverage tax, stymied so far in their efforts to defeat the levy in court, are getting some support in the state legislature. State Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) has introduced a bill which would overturn the Philadelphia tax. It …

April 12, 2018

Philadelphia Magazine, Joe Trinacria, April 10, 2018- A state representative from suburban Pittsburgh introduced a bill on Monday that would prohibit Pennsylvania municipalities from taxing food and beverages. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Mark Mustio, would retroactively nix Philadelphia’s controversial soda tax and has already received bipartisan support. “While there is …

April 12, 2018

U.S. News, Joseph P. Williams, April 9, 2018- TO PROPONENTS, IT’S A sin tax with divine intentions: more government revenue to fight obesity, and less public money spent on weight-related health ailments like diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Opponents, however, say it’s a big-government wolf in public health clothing, one that’s snatching …