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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

The Line: Soda Tax Headed To A Vote In Santa Fe

NMiF: The Line Panel

March 31, 2017 - A proposal to create a tax on soda sales will go to the voters of Santa Fe in a special election in May. The Santa Fe Reporter recently looked at how groups for and against the tax are spending money on outreach efforts: Fizzy Math. If the measure passes, the funds collected on the tax would go to support early childhood education. This week host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the pros and cons of this proposed soda tax.

LINE PANELISTS:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP