Mass. Soda Tax Proposal A Bitter Pill For Legislators

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 3:45 PM EST) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wants to nix a sales tax exemption for candy and soda and bring his state in line with a majority of states that currently tax the products, and while supporters say the idea will bolster Massachusetts' reputation as a health-conscious state, detractors say the resulting tax increase will be a tough sell to legislators.

Patrick has been introducing and reintroducing the scheme since 2008, this time as part of his fiscal year 2015 budget. But some experts say there's hope for his latest...
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