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WSJ: Soda taxes gaining steam, approved in at least 4 cities


Voters in San Francisco, Oakland and nearby Albany, Calif., on Tuesday approved a penny-per-ounce levy on non-alcoholic drinks with caloric sweeteners, affecting everything from cola to sports drinks and ice tea to energy drinks.

The Wall Street Journal reports that in Boulder, Colo., residents approved a ballot measure calling for a tax of two cents per ounce.

Meanwhile in Chicago, a vote is expected this week on a penny-per-ounce tax that also would include beverages with zero-calorie sweeteners like diet soda.

Read more about the building momentum for soda taxes by clicking here.

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