New: Soda Taxes Continue to Fall Flat

October 23, 2017

The Heartland Institute, based in Cook County, Ill., just released a new Research & Commentary on the recently repealed Cook County beverage tax.

Beverage Tax Falls Short Pt. 2: Boulder, Colo.

August 28, 2017

City officials in Boulder, Colo., have announced that they are slashing projected revenue from the city’s beverage tax to half of what they originally estimated.

Spotted: Shopping Outside of Philadelphia

July 27, 2017

Despite the fact that the Jersey Shore is almost two hours away from downtown Philadelphia, local stores are putting up signs telling visitors “Don’t Pay…

New Hampshire Union Leader Takes Aim at Soda Taxes

January 11, 2017

Philadelphia isn’t the only place the unpopularity of the city’s new tax on more than 1,000 beverages is a hot topic. The consumer backlash to the…

Sticker Shock in the City of Brotherly Love

January 5, 2017

The city of Philadelphia ushered in 2017 with a big tax on more than 1,000 beverages and residents aren’t happy about it. As reports, Philadelphians…

Taxes on Beverages Aren’t as Sweet as they Sound

January 4, 2017

As the number of cities and states across the country facing economic challenges continues to grow, some legislators are leaning on the false hope of a…

Soda Taxes Are Full Of False Promises

October 13, 2016

Pro-tax advocates and lawmakers often sell soda taxes under the false promise that they will have an impact on public health issues. Geoff Parker, CEO…

For Some Families, “Small” Taxes Add Up Quickly

August 1, 2016

Regardless of what they’re called - grocery taxes, sugar taxes, soda taxes or meal taxes -  taxes on common grocery items all have one thing in common:…

The Soda Tax Reality

May 17, 2016

Soda taxes continue to be proposed as a solution to public health issues like obesity and diabetes even though it still holds true that taxes on common…

Richmond, Calif., Says No to a Soda Tax…Again

March 16, 2016

Yesterday, the Richmond, Calif., City Council rejected a measure to research placing a discriminatory beverage tax on the November ballot. This comes on…