Mayor Jim Kenney: Thanks To The Tireless Advocacy Of Educators, Parents, Rec Center Volunteers And So Many Others - eNewsReference.com

Mayor Jim Kenney: Thanks to the tireless advocacy of educators, parents, rec center volunteers and so many others



AP - By : NATALIE POMPILIO

Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.

The City Council gave final approval to a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet beverages. The tax is set to take effect Jan. 1. - Referenced Article

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