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Nutter administration going to bat for the sugary drink tax?

Heard in the Hall has the details. Patrick Kerkstra says the administration looks ready to drop its trash fee proposal, but sees an opportunity to make the sugary drink tax happen, and is making a push to convince Council that a) the tax wouldn't kill jobs and b) it would really work as a public health initiative.

Nutter administration going to bat for the sugary drink tax?

Heard in the Hall has the details. Patrick Kerkstra says the administration looks ready to drop its trash fee proposal, but sees an opportunity to make the sugary drink tax happen, and is making a push to convince Council that a) the tax wouldn't kill jobs and b) it would really work as a public health initiative.

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