Democratic Mayor Touts Soda Tax Success After Sales Plummet 50 Percent

The Democratic mayor of Philadelphia is touting the success of the city’s beverage tax and lashing out at the “greed” of retailers as sales crater by as much as 50 percent. City officials say the unpopular soda tax is already exceeding expectations, raking in $5.7 million in revenue in January. The figure is more than double…

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