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A proposed tax on sweetened drinks could raise $35 million for Multnomah County.


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Soda pop, energy drinks and even some juice mixes will get more expensive in Multnomah County if voters approve a new tax proposal bound for the November ballot. As first reported Jan. 9 at ww   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

UPDATED: Local Citizens Propose Soda Tax To Appear on November Ballot for County Voters

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Multnomah County voters could see a measure to tax soda pop, energy drinks and other sugar-added beverages at one cent per ounce on their November ballots. The measure is an effort spearheaded by Portland doctor Gregg Coodley to raise money for kids' health programs. About half of the estimated $35 million per year the tax would raise for Multnomah County government would be set aside for to after-school ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

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