Illinois legislators are at it again. Legislators in Springfield are considering a new beverage tax on common grocery items like soft drinks, juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, lemonade, and teas.
A penny per ounce tax would increase the cost of a standard two-liter beverage by up to 80%!
This tax will hurt small business, destroy jobs and raise costs for working families. And beverage taxes are not an effective way to address public health priorities.
Partnerships with the beverage industry to increase consumer awareness have proven far more effective in improving public health without destroying jobs, hurting small business or increasing costs on working families.
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