Washington State’s Proposed Beverage Tax Will be Harmful to Consumers: Here is Why

In 2018, Seattle imposed a tax on soda and other sweetened beverages sold in the city to reduce the consumption of these drinks. Now, three years later, members of Washington’s legislature are looking to expand the tax across the state. Senate Bill 5371, introduced in the Washington State Senate last week, will adopt the same […]

New Study: Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages — A Policy Failure

Since 2014, eight U.S. cities have implemented sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes. Several other cities and states are contemplating similar measures. SSB taxes are intended to curb sugar consumption and improve public health, but policymakers too often ignore the unintended consequences these measures provoke. This ConsumerGram examines the effects of SSB taxes, including their disproportionate impact […]