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Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Measure N: Richmond Soda Tax


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Richmond's Measure N is a proposed one-cent-per-ounce tax on local businesses that sell sugar-sweetened drinks. Supporters say the tax will promote public health by providing millions of dollars for anti-obesity and recreation programs. But opponents argue that the measure would hurt local business, and say there's no guarantee the money would be spent on anti-obesity programs. Should local governments tax soda?

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Chuck Finnie, spokesman for the Community Coalition Against the Beverage Tax, a campaign against Measure N, and vice president of media and communications for Barnes, Mosher, Whitehurst, Lauter and Partners
  • Jeff Ritterman, Richmond city councilman, retired cardiologist and supporter of Measure N

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