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Soda Tax Backers Begin Canvassing For Signatures In Multnomah County

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 11:47 a.m. | Portland

Successful or not, the canvassing efforts that began Saturday give a look into what arguments both sides of the soda tax debate will make when the election draws near in Oregon's most populous county.

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Oregon Grocery Initiative May Sink Multnomah County Soda Tax

OPB | July 27, 2017 3:51 p.m. | Portland

An Oregon initiative to ban taxes on the sale of food is primarily aimed at countering attempts to raise corporate taxes. But if it passed, it would also prevent a soda tax.

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Multnomah Soda Tax Ballot Measure Postponed To Next Year

Portland Tribune | July 3, 2017 11 a.m.

A campaign spokeswoman didn't provide a reason, but the coalition faced a prohibitive deadline and ambitious fundraising goals.

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Seattle City Council OKs Tax On Soda, Sugary Drinks

AP | June 6, 2017 7:39 a.m. | Seattle

The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a new tax on soda and other sugary beverages as a way to raise millions for healthy food and education programs.