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GROCERS, RESTAURANTS, JOIN TO OPPOSE BEVERAGE TAX

By Tim Craig

Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 14, 2010

Tim Craig of the Washington Post wrote on May 14, 2010, of the formation of No DC Beverage Tax, a coalition of more than three dozen city grocers and restaurants. The group formed to oppose City Council Member Mary M. Cheh’s one-cent per ounce tax on soda and other beverages. Craig quoted Ellen Valentino, executive vice president of the beverage association: “During these tough economic times, we are talking about the grocery store cart here,” said Valentino, noting that Cheh’s proposal would add about $1.44 to the cost of a 12-pack of soda. “We are talking about the working families and what some people look at as staples on their shopping list.”

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