Taxes And Warning Labels On Drinks Stall, Under Pressure From Industry

The bills would have added warning labels to sodas and taxes to hard liquor. The hard liquor tax—$1.20/gallon—would have helped pay the cost of removing another tax, the sales tax on diapers and tampons. Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher authored the bill. (Capital Public Radio, 5/9/17)

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