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Mayor Jim Kenney Lays Out Philadelphia Soda Tax Plan

Hashing Out Philly's Soda Tax Proposal

Philadelphia city officials will spell out the details Monday regarding the revenue that could be generated by Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed sugary drink and soda tax. NBC10's Monique Braxton has more on the details of this briefing. (Published Monday, March 14, 2016)

Philadelphia's mayor will reveal details of his plan to tax soda and sugary drinks to help fund initiatives like universal pre-K.

Mayor Jim Kenney 's Administration will host an informational briefing at City Hall Monday morning to discuss his plan for a 3-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages that he claims would provide $400 million to be split among several initiatives, including pre-K.

People in the beverage industry said that distributors would likely pass the tax onto consumers.

The soda tax is part of Kenney's proposed $4.17 billion spending plan. The budget is now in the hands of the city council, which has opposed similar sugary drinks taxes twice before under Kenney's predecessor Michael Nutter.

Mayor Jim Kenney Talks Soda Tax

[PHI] Mayor Jim Kenney Talks Soda Tax
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will hold a briefing Monday to explain the revenue projections for the proposed soda and sugary drinks tax.
(Published Monday, March 14, 2016)