soda tax

Mayor Kenney with pre-K students
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 06, 2018 - 12:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pre-K program will add 250 seats, right away, thanks to the final settlement of a lawsuit over the tax that pays for it. The good news is tempered by the delays in the expansion of the program. As originally envisioned, Philadelphia's pre-K program...
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Mayor Jim Kenney at Olney Rec Center
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
August 06, 2018 - 5:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's still a long way to go, but the ambitious Rebuild Philadelphia project to renovate libraries and rec centers has cleared the biggest hurdle. City officials celebrated Monday following the announcement that Heitzman Recreation Center on Castor Avenue and Amber...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 02, 2018 - 5:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An initiative by Mayor Jim Kenney recently scored a big win, and now he's looking to use that win to fund different initiatives around the city. For more than a year, the Philadelphia soda tax has faced litigation over its statewide legality. "Pennsylvania Supreme...
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Pat Loeb
July 18, 2018 - 10:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has delivered its long-awaited decision on Philadelphia's sweetened beverage tax, in favor of the city. It's been two years since City Council passed the 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages and a year and a half since it began...
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Tony Romeo
May 23, 2018 - 10:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A bill that would overturn Philadelphia’s sweetened beverage tax has not been taken up in the state House, as was expected this week. The bill, which would prohibit Philadelphia and other local governments from collecting new taxes on food and drinks, was moving...
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Left: City attorney Mark Aronchick. Right: Harold Honickman, one of the city's largest private bottlers.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 15, 2018 - 2:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The two-year legal battle over Philadelphia’s sweetened beverage tax entered its final stage as the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (SCOPA) heard conflicting arguments from attorneys for the city and the beverage industry over whether the tax violates state law. The...
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Pat Loeb
May 14, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The fate of Philadelphia's sweetened beverage tax rests with arguments scheduled for Tuesday in the state Supreme Court. Nearly two years since the tax passed City Council after a hard-fought campaign, the city is still waiting for a final ruling on the tax's legality...
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State Rep. Curtis Thomas (center) unsuccessfully sought to delay a vote on the Philly soda tax bill.
Tony Romeo | KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 01, 2018 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Legislation that would repeal the citywide sweetened beverage tax has cleared its first hurdle in the state legislature. The Pennsylvania House Commerce Committee voted to advance a bill that would repeal Philly's soda tax, which would generally prohibit local...
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