Lawmakers work to apply tax to sugary drinks

BOSTON (WHDH) - Bay State lawmakers are considering taxing sugary drinks.

The tax would be applied to beverages with more than five grams of sugar.

The bill would impose a one or two cent tax per once.

Under the proposal there would be a tiered system, with a higher tax for drinks that contain higher amounts of sugar.

The proceeds would got to a fund promoting children’s health.


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