American Beverage Association

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco And Berkeley Soda Tax Propositions Could Set Precedent

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Voters in San Francisco and Berkeley will decide Tuesday whether to tax soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi. This week KCBS In Depth cohosts Jane McMillian spoke with San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, who is a supporter of the soda tax, and Roger Zalazar, representing the American Beverage Association, who opposes it.

11/03/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with soda at a convenience store. (Getty Images)

Beverage Industry Pours Money Into Campaign To Defeat Berkeley Soda Tax Ballot Measure

The American Beverage Association has donated another half-million dollars to fight a Berkeley ballot measure that would tax sodas and other sugary drinks.

09/23/2014

soda, soft drinks

Battle Over Sugary Drink Tax Bubbles Up In Sacramento

Sugary drinks are in the spotlight in Sacramento as for the first time a tax on those beverages has made it though a legislative committee.

04/26/2013

soda, soft drinks

Beverage Industry Spending Millions To Defeat Richmond Soda Tax

A group backed by the beverage industry is spending millions of dollars to defeat a soda tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot in Richmond.

10/09/2012

soda, soft drinks

Group Fighting Proposed Richmond Soda Tax Files Lawsuit

A group funded by the beverage industry has sued to avoid campaign-disclosure laws as it fights a proposed soda tax in Richmond.

09/05/2012

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