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The Proposed Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

03/04/11 12:00PM By Bob Kinzel
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There's a debate in Montpelier over the proposed soda tax. A report on obesity released in November by the Attorney General's office called for the tax on sugar sweetened beverages or SSBs as a way to discourage their consumption. But opponents argue that the plan allows the state to dictate what we can and can't drink.

We listen to Nicole Lucas of the American Heart Association and Jim Harrison, president of the Vermont Grocers Association, as they present opposing sides of this issue.

And we hear analysis on Vermont's energy issues, including Vermont Yankee, from VPR's John Dillon.

Plus, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.


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