Telluride, Colorado - voters reject tax on sugary drinks 06.11.13 

Colorado: Reports that Telluride, Colorado voters “overwhelmingly” rejected a proposed sugar-sweetened drink tax. Elisa Marie Overall, spokeswoman for Kick the Can Telluride, the group pushing the ballot question, said voters voted down the tax by a 68% to 32% margin. The proposal would have imposed a one cent per ounce tax on fizzy drinks, sports and energy drinks, and on sweetened coffees and tea beverages. Also noted is that similar tax proposals have already been rejected in California. The New York large fizzy drink ban proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which is still being appealed, is also mentioned.

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