The Shade Index

7 Unforeseen Consequences of Seattle’s Soda Tax

The newly approved tax on sugary beverages, a health measure with a confusing tangle of exemptions, takes effect next year. Cost of soda will go up. Number of cavity fillings will go down. And things could get weird.

07/17/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

City Hall

City Council Approves Soda Tax

Mayor Ed Murray will be signing the ordinance into law on Tuesday.

06/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Members Debate Soda Tax's Impact to Small Businesses, Low-Income Families

The council could vote on the tax as early as next week.

05/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Could Pass Soda Tax as Early as June

The tax would be enacted in 2018 and is estimated to raise $23 million the first year.

04/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Article

Mini-Debate, Major Difference

Mini-debate over soda tax highlights major difference in approach between McGinn and Murray.

10/14/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Direct Challenge

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: controversial studies, "hostile" questions, soda taxes, and ponderous initiatives.

09/27/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Steep Soda Taxes Cut Soda Consumption

As the pop industry gears up to pour additional millions into a campaign to overturn temporary state sales taxes on soda pop, bottled water, gum, and candy (Initiative 1107), a new USDA report shows that taxes on caloric sweetened beverages could reduce p

07/06/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Resolve the Ambiguity

04/06/2010 By Morning Fizz