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Berkeley Soda Tax Brings in $116,000 in First Month

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    Berkeley's tax on soda is raking in the funds, as predicted. Terry McSweeney reports. (Published Monday, May 18, 2015)

    Berkeley’s tax on soda is raking in the funds, as predicted.

    Back in November, Berkeley became the first city in the nation to adopt a soda tax. Monday, the city announced that in its first month, which was March, the tax brought in $116,000.

    At this rate, the tax is on track to provide an extra $1.2 million a year to Berkeley health programs and schools.

    The one-penny-per-ounce tax is charged when retailers receive sweetened drinks to sell. It’s up to stores to decide whether to eat the cost or pass it on to customers.

    "I’ve Actually Been Cutting Back on My Consumption": Berkeley Consumer on Soda Tax

    [BAY] "I’ve Actually Been Cutting Back on My Consumption": Berkeley Consumer on Soda Tax
    The day after a Berkeley soda tax passed - the first in the nation - some consumers were already saying they were cutting down on Coke and Pepsi. Nannette Miranda reports.
    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014)
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