Was Philadelphia’s Soda Tax the Result of a Union-Versus-Union Political Fight?

Officially, Philadelphia’s much loathed soda tax—the highest such tax in the country—was approved as a way to generate revenue for the city’s new pre-K program. Unofficially, like all vice taxes, it was intended to reduce Philadelphians’ consumption of sugary beverages—though it has mostly just changed where people buy soda and hasn’t improved public health at all.

Source: Was Philadelphia’s Soda Tax the Result of a Union-Versus-Union Political Fight?

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