Tennessee Lawmakers Hesitate On Soda Tax Hike

April 4, 2011
Tennessee Lawmakers Hesitate On Soda Tax Hike

A Tennessee state house panel has parked a bill to exchange a reduction in Tennessee's sales tax on groceries with an increase in the tax on sugary drinks, according to Business Week.

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Editor's Insight: These lawmakers took the time and trouble to consider the impact of this proposed tax, which is why they have put it on hold for the time being.

The beverage refreshment service operators should make sure the lawmakers don't change their mind. This is why state lobbying organizations are important and deserve the support of all refreshment service operators. 04-04-11 Elliot Maras