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The Line: Santa Feans Vote No on Soda Tax and Governor Martinez Wants Tax Reform

NMiF: Tax Redux

May 5, 2017 – A record number of Santa Fe voters soundly rejected a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.  With the defeat of the two-cent-per-ounce tax, the city must look to other ways to fund early childhood education programs.  And Governor Susana Martinez plans to reintroduce a tax overhaul bill when she schedules the special session she has pledged to call.

Line Panelists
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres

The Santa Fe Soda Tax Debate

NMiF: Debating the Santa Fe Soda Tax

April 28, 2017 – Voters in Santa Fe will decide on May 2 whether to approve a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The two-cent-per-ounce tax would go to early education programs in the city. Public discussion about the proposed tax has been heated in recent weeks.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Daniel Chacón, a reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, to discuss the issues he has covered on both sides of the debate.

Full coverage from the Santa Fe New Mexican: The Soda Tax Debate