Coalition Fights Soda Tax On Retailers In Richmond, Calif.

Aug. 29, 2012

The Community Coalition Against Beverage Taxes, the local political action group backed by the Washington D.C.-based American Beverage Association, spent $354,898 to persuade Richmond, Calif. voters to reject a November ballot measure proposing a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on local businesses that sell sugar-sweetened drinks, according to The Silicon Valley Mercury News in San Jose, Calif. For the full story, click here