Posted on June 9, 2016 | Quartz by Chase Purdy
“Council members stood up to more than $4 million worth of beverage industry pressure to do the right thing for the long-term health and life chances of Philadelphia kids,” said Jim Krieger, a soda tax advocate and executive director of Healthy Food America in a statement.
More money will be spent this year on soda tax measures in other jurisdictions. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is pumping money into San Francisco to get a soda tax measure included on the ballot in November. Voters in Oakland, California, and Boulder, Colorado, also expect to vote on measures this fall.