Millions Spent on Soda Tax Fight in Santa Fe, NM

Albuquerque Journal:

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a $400,000 cash donation to the political committee supporting the proposed tax on sugary beverages in Santa Fe, bringing his investment in the effort to more than $1.13 million.

With Bloomberg’s help, the campaign in favor of a 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks to fund early childhood education programs so far has outraised opponents of the tax — barely — despite contributions of cash and in-kind services totaling $1.15 million from the American Beverage Association to fight the ballot measure.


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