Santa Fe archdiocese backs tax on soft drinks
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Catholic World News – April 21, 2017
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has given its approval to a legislative proposal that would place a tax on soft drinks, with the proceeds to be used for early-childhood education.
“The soda tax is a good attempt to address the dire conditions in which our children are living,” the archdiocese announced in a public statement. The proposal would place a 2¢-per-ounce tax on sugared beverages, aiming to raise $7 million a year for educational programs.