Alliance for a Healthier Vermont

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Two years after a similar effort went nowhere in Montpelier, a coalition of Vermont groups is hoping to convince legislators to impose a tax on sugared beverages.

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A coalition including more than 30 Vermont organizations is calling for an excise tax on sugary drinks.

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A coalition of groups is again calling on Vermont’s leaders to impose a tax on  sugar sweetened beverages to combat obesity.        

The Alliance for a Healthier Vermont is once again proposing that the state impose a one cent per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages. The Alliance has failed to get such a measure through the Legislature in past sessions.  American Heart Association Vermont Government Relations Director Tina Zuk says formal legislation will be introduced next week.