Soda Tax http://kunc.org en Lakewood To Begin Taxing Soda And Candy http://kunc.org/post/lakewood-begin-taxing-soda-and-candy <p>The <a href="http://www.ci.lakewood.co.us/#feature=news" target="_blank">city of Lakewood</a> is moving forward with a plan to impose a 3 percent city sales tax on soft drinks and candy. The new tax will be considered once more at a <a href="http://www.lakewood.org/City_Clerk/Public_Notices/Public_Meeting_Notices.aspx" target="_blank">public hearing Monday August 27</a>. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 17:38:29 +0000 Emily Boyer 32696 at http://kunc.org Lakewood To Begin Taxing Soda And Candy Coloradans Urged to Tax Sugar Drinks to Cut Obesity http://kunc.org/post/coloradans-urged-tax-sugar-drinks-cut-obesity <p>Some 400 Colorado health care leaders heard a call Thursday for a tax on sugared&nbsp;drinks as a means of reducing obesity &ndash; and raising revenues.</p><p>A tax of one cent per ounce would raise the price of a two-liter bottle by 67 cents. That could as much as double the price of a bottle.</p><p>The higher price would prompt consumers to reduce their&nbsp;buying by 10 to 23 percent, Yale University food expert Kelly Brownell told the Colorado Health Symposium in Keystone.</p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:53:02 +0000 Colorado Public News & Ann Imse 12013 at http://kunc.org Coloradans Urged to Tax Sugar Drinks to Cut Obesity