Editorial: Vote ‘No’ on Initiative 1634 – Oral Health Watch

The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a “no” vote on the measure, preferring local control over taxes rather than a blanket statewide ban. That is because the measure is not really about imposing local taxes on apples or potato chips or milk at the corner store. Instead, it is a reaction to the Seattle City Council’s decision to tax sweetened beverages, a tax that took effect Jan. 1 and raised more than $10 million in its first six months.

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