Helping Support Your Goals

January 12, 2017

 
We are almost two weeks into 2017, which means that people might already be struggling with their New Year’s resolutions. Lofty goals such as losing…

New Hampshire Union Leader Takes Aim at Soda Taxes

January 11, 2017

Philadelphia isn’t the only place the unpopularity of the city’s new tax on more than 1,000 beverages is a hot topic. The consumer backlash to the…

Philly’s Rude Awakening

January 9, 2017

A little over a week has passed since Philadelphia’s new 1.5 cent per ounce tax on beverages took effect and consumers and storeowners are feeling the…

Sticker Shock in the City of Brotherly Love

January 5, 2017

The city of Philadelphia ushered in 2017 with a big tax on more than 1,000 beverages and residents aren’t happy about it. As Reason.com reports, Philadelphians…

Taxes on Beverages Aren’t as Sweet as they Sound

January 4, 2017

As the number of cities and states across the country facing economic challenges continues to grow, some legislators are leaning on the false hope of a…

Committed to Real Solutions

January 3, 2017

In a letter to the editor published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Alison Patient, chairwoman for the West Virginia Beverage Association, reminds us why…

Resolutions

December 29, 2016

New Year's Day is almost upon us and that means New Year's resolutions. We're all familiar with the tradition of setting a goal for the New Year such as…

Taxes on Common Grocery Items Hurt Families

December 20, 2016

In November, Cook County Commissioners passed a tax on beverages like soda, juice drinks, sports drinks and flavored water. The tax, introduced by Cook…

Encouraging Meaningful Solutions

December 19, 2016

Taxing common grocery items like beverages to solve obesity is poor public policy. Not only are beverage taxes ineffective, they are extremely unpopular…

Cutting Through the Smoke and Mirrors

December 16, 2016

The evidence is clear – taxes on common beverages do not change behavior or make people healthier, yet we continue to be told the opposite. William Shugart…