Taxation In The United States

MA governor proposes taxing soda and candy

MA governor proposes taxing soda and candy

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has proposed eliminating a sales tax exemption on soda and candy in the state as part of the state’s 2013 budget, and plough extra taxes raised into public health programs.

Can a ‘fat tax’ on soda help beat obesity?

Talking point

Can a ‘fat tax’ on soda help beat obesity?

The controversial idea of taxing sugary soft drinks to combat obesity has been brought up again this week in a report from the Institute of Medicine. But is a soda tax fair? And can it do enough?

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