Soda tax: Uneven burden

The story on beverage-tax revenues makes very clear what store owners throughout the city like me already know — when government taxes products that are core to our business, it can lead to higher prices for our customers across the board.

No one reached out to our businesses to understand the long-term impacts of this tax or help stores with the complex implementation, putting the burden of the tax on the backs of the business owners, many of which are independent, family-owned and operated.

Read the full article here.