Quick Read: Richmond Soda Tax Unpalatable to Voters

Richmond’s Measure N, which would have added a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, was defeated two-to-one.


It seems Californians are not ready to tax sugary drinks as a way of reducing obesity. Two measures — one in Richmond, and one near Los Angeles — both failed at the polls last night. Supporters of Richmond’s soda tax say they will keep fighting to reduce how many high-calorie sodas we drink.

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