Telluride rejects tax on sugary drinks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TELLURIDE, Colo (AP) Voters in the mountain resort town of Telluride decided against a new tax on sugary drinks Tuesday.

The penny-an-ounce tax would have been the state's first special tax on sugary drinks including soda. It was estimated to raise some $400,000 next fiscal year for the town.

Tax supporters pitched the soda fee as an anti-obesity measure.

It would have been the state's first special tax on sugary drinks, though soda recently lost its sales-tax-exempt status statewide.

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