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Tax on Soda and Candy Is Up to Voters

AARP says tax on soda and candy protects the vulnerable

Washington State Page October 2010

Washington voters will be asked Nov. 2 whether to repeal a 2 percent tax on soft drinks, candy and other items that has helped the state finance services such as Basic Health and Adult Day Health. — Chris Mueller/Redux

Christine Jenkins is a sign language workshop leader with a passion for ginger ale. She likes to share the fizzy treat with her students, but those 30 bottles a week have become more expensive recently because of new state taxes on soda, bottled water, gum and candy. … Back to Article

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