I Left My Soda Tax in San Francisco


San Fran mayor and wannabe next governor of the great(ly broke) state of California proposes hitting retailers who sell demon soft drinks with a new fee. Details from the San Francisco Chronicle:

Calling soda the new tobacco, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will introduce legislation this fall that would charge a fee to retailers that sell sugary beverages.

Newsom would need voter approval to tax individual cans of soda and sugary juice, but only needs approval from the Board of Supervisors to levy a fee on retailers. His legislation would charge grocery stores like Safeway and big-box stores, but would not affect restaurants that serve sodas.