Tag: Elections

The Vote for Health: Is Berkeley’s New Soda Tax the First Step to Combating Obesity in America?

Voters in Berkeley made history last week when they voted to pass the nation’s first soda tax, which will add a 1¢ tax per ounce on sugar-sweetened drinks, like soda and juice, beginning in January.   The measure passed with an overwhelming 75 percent vote, which is particularly impressive considering the consistent failure of similar… Read More