Started Dec 27, 2016 06:00PM UTC   •   Closed Feb 07, 2017 06:00PM UTC (9 months ago)

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Will a U.S. state enact a soda tax in 2017?

This question was closed as "yes" with an end date of 7 February 2017. Arkansas' governor signed into law an increased tax on soda (Ledger Enquirer, Arkansas Online).

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With the legal challenges of municipal soda taxes fading away (Philly.com, Reuters, Chicago Tribune), some states are considering similar measures (NY Times, WBUR, PennLive). The tax does not need to take effect for a "yes" resolution.

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