Alliance for a Healthier Vermont

New England News
6:30 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Coalition Calls For Tax On Sugared Beverages

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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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New England News
7:45 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Group To Propose 2-Cent Tax On Sugary Drinks

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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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North Country News
6:25 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Advocates Press for Sugared Beverage Tax

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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.

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