John Fetterman Supports Soda Taxes & Claims They Aren’t Regressive, But Bernie Sanders Begs To Differ
May 31, 2022
Soda taxes are once again back in the news thanks to several recent developments. First, Vermont’s Democrat-run state legislature passed a bill on April 30 setting up a commission to study an excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages and estimate how much such a levy could generate for state coffers. A few weeks later on May 17, the Democratic nomination for the battleground U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania was won by John Fetterman, the commonwealth’s Lt. Governor and a vocal supporter of soda excise taxes.
The Democrats’ Senate nominee in the Keystone State is such a passionate advocate for soda taxes that he wrote a 2016 column for Philly Magazine defending the soda excise tax enacted that year in Philadelphia.