Looking to raise millions for a bold expansion of early childhood education, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday approved a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages, the first such tax imposed in a major U.S. city.
Miami ought to join this historic measure as soon as possible, and candidates for the November election cycle ought to be asked to take a stand for kids health and opportunities like they did in Philadelphia.
According to the news, tax proponents succeeded because they focused on a plan to significantly increase funding to children's initiatives through revenues generated by the tax.
At EOM, we are all-in on any financial relief for taxpayers persecuted by Florida's shadow government: Big Sugar. Fiscal policy is a matter of choice, and voters do get to choose.
Let's do it for the kids!