By Alex Lloyd Gross The Sweetened Beverage Tax has become a hot topic for many people in an around the Philadelphia area. This primary season, many people are running for council and also the office of Mayor. Mayor Kenny , obviously voted for it. Everyone wanting to unseat him has come out against it. When
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By Alex Lloyd Gross When the soda tax was pushed through city council in in 2016, most people knew is was not going to be popular. Every democrat on city council except one voted in favor is this, after they were pressured by Bobby Henon, who is under indictment. Every democrat except one. Maria Quinones
By Alex Lloyd Gross When the Sweetened Beverage tax was enacted January 2017, critics claimed it would cost jobs. They were right. Not only have delivery jobs been lost, it was announced today that the Shoprite located at 6710 Haverford Avenue is out of business as of the last day in March 2019. As was
By Alex Lloyd Gross Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney is a happy boy. Today July 18, 2018, the State Supreme Court upheld the beverage tax. That’s the money which was supposed to go to help fund Pre-K. Only most of it did not. Most of it was washed into the general fund, where it could be
By Alex Lloyd Gross The Soda Tax, is being hailed as discriminatory, and documented proof has been released this week that confirms it is hurting city businesses. Not all businesses, just those located in low income areas. In a report issued by City Controller Alan Butkovitz . You can read that report for yourself here.
By Alex Lloyd Gross Yesterday, February 23, 2017 the City of Philadelphia announced that they took in $5.7 million in the month of January . That was the inception of this tax. Proponents of this tax claim the money will fund Pre-K . The city hopes to make up to 91 Million dollars in 2017