Kenney signs sugary drink tax into law

Philadelphia Inquirer

July 26, 2016
in Sugary Drinks

Before dozens of cheering supporters in City Hall, Mayor Kenney signed the sweetened beverages tax into law Monday.

Now comes the tough part: enforcement.

The 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages is expected to raise about $91 million annually, which will go toward expanding prekindergarten in the city; creating community schools; improving parks, recreation centers, and libraries; and funding various other budget programs.

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