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Decision 2014

Decision 2014

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San Francisco Voters Defeat Tax on Sugary Drinks

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    NBC Bay Area's Janelle Wang examines results for the Berkeley and San Francisco soda tax measures. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014)

    San Francisco voters have defeated a measure that would have taxed sodas and other sugary drinks to fight obesity and related diseases.

    The measure on Tuesday's ballot to levy the two-cents an ounce tax on soft drinks fell short of the two-thirds support needed to pass.

    Voters in nearby Berkeley, however, were favoring a similar soda tax.

    More than 30 other cities and states previously defeated soda-tax proposals at the ballot box.

    LOCAL MEASURE E SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY SUGARY DRINK TAX

    LOCAL MEASURE E SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY SUGARY DRINK TAX

    98% ReportingNov 8, 9:43 AM
    YES

    84409

    55%
    NO

    70366

    45%
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    Berkeley, known for its liberal politics, could be the first in the country to approve such a ballot measure if a simple majority of voters approves in that city.

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