Working Class Neighborhoods Are Paying the Price in Philadelphia

November 3, 2017

In Philadelphia, small business owners are urging lawmakers to take a page out of Cook County’s book.

Beverage Taxes Hurt Main Street Most

October 30, 2017

It is well established that taxes on every day beverages hurt local, small businesses the most – neighborhood mainstays like corner stores, groceries,…

Neely: Charting A Better Way Forward

October 24, 2017

Since Cook County’s Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to repeal an unpopular beverage tax, there has been a lot of talk in the press about…

New: Soda Taxes Continue to Fall Flat

October 23, 2017

The Heartland Institute, based in Cook County, Ill., just released a new Research & Commentary on the recently repealed Cook County beverage tax.
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The Skinny on Low-Calorie Sweeteners

October 20, 2017

Fall is here! The days are shorter and the temperatures are cooler. Before you know it holiday season will be upon us.

Choosing Better Way Solutions

October 17, 2017

With all of the recent news about taxes, it’s important to remember that despite what advocates say, taxes won’t make anyone healthier. In a recent CNN…

Cook County Tax Repealed

October 11, 2017

Today in Cook County, Ill., with a 15-2 vote, the Board of Commissioners voted to repeal the beverage tax that has been hurting working families and small…

Reducing Sugar Through Innovation

October 10, 2017

America’s beverage companies have a long history of supporting our consumers and with our Balance Calories Initiative, we are committed to working to reduce sugar and calories consumed from beverages.

St. Helens, Oregon City Council Says No to Beverage Tax

October 5, 2017

Last evening the St. Helens, Ore., city council unanimously rejected a beverage tax that would have harmed working families and small businesses. The 5-0…

Cook County Commissioners Face Backlash Over Beverage Tax

September 29, 2017

Some Cook County politicians have tried to curb the backlash against the tax they imposed on beverages by claiming it is intended to improve health, but their hollow words aren’t fooling outraged Cook County residents who know the tax is really about filling a budget gap.