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State Lawmakers Push Back Against Philadelphia Soda Tax

State Lawmakers Push Back Against Philadelphia Soda Tax

The beverage industry’s efforts to derail Philadelphia’s new controversial tax on sweetened drinks have thus far been unsuccessful, leading to higher prices and unhappy customers when the tax went into effect on Jan. 1. Now, dozens of state lawmakers are going after the city’s tax, calling it an “impermissible sales tax” that “sets a dangerous precedent.” [More]

https://consumerist.com/2007/08/01/ny-hospitals-end-formula-giveaways/

NY Hospitals end formula giveaways for new moms in the hopes that they’ll be encouraged to breastfeed. [WSJ Health Blog]