Oakland Plan To Divert Soda Tax To Fill Budget Shortfall Has Residents UpsetMayor Schaaf says Oakland is facing a $32 million budget shortfall and wants to fill the gap by diverting $6 million of soda tax.
Bay Area Voters Pass Soda Tax PropositionsVoters in the San Francisco Bay Area overwhelmingly approved a trio of measures Tuesday to tax soda and other sugary drinks, giving possible momentum to a national movement to crack down on sweetened beverages.
Bay Area Measures To Tax Sodas Hold Healthy LeadPartial returns show three ballot measures to tax soda and other sugary drinks are leading in the San Francisco Bay Area.
After $42 Million Spent, Bay Area Voters Take Up Soda Tax MeasuresThe measures in San Francisco, Oakland and Albany would levy a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, including energy, sweetened tea and sports drinks.
Michael Bloomberg Bankrolls San Francisco, Oakland Soda Tax CampaignsMichael Bloomberg has contributed millions to garner support for soda taxes in San Francisco and Oakland this election cycle.
New Industry Study Shows Soda Tax May Not Raise Price Of SodaA new, industry-funded study on Berkeley’s soda tax says it may be having unintended consequences.
Sanders Demands Removal From Anti-Soda Tax AdsSenator Bernie Sanders has sent an angry letter to a beverage industry group, demanding his image be removed from Bay Area television ads opposing a soda tax measure on the November ballot in both San Francisco and Oakland.
World Health Organization Pushing For 20-50% Tax On Soda, Sugary DrinksThe World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a tax of 20% to 50% on all sugar-sweetened drinks to reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
Soda Tax Battle Bubbles Up In Bay AreaThe national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks.
City Officials Show Support For Soda-Tax MeasureOfficials from several Bay Area cities on Friday joined forces to show their support of a November ballot measures that would tax sugary beverages.
Berkeley ‘Soda Tax’ Leading To Reduced Sugary Drink Consumption, Study FindsPeople in Berkeley cutting down on sugary drinks since the so-called “soda tax” went into effect, according to a new study.