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Soda bottle tax increase by about 16-20 cents

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In Chicago, Illinois, Senator Mattie Hunter has proposed a tax increase for soda bottles in an attempt to increase awareness about healthy living. Senator Hunter's proposal is to add 1-cent for every ounce of soda or any drinks that has sugar in it. Most individual soda bottles commonly found at places like gas stations, quick shops, 7-11, etc., tend to sell 16-20 oz. bottles of sodas. The average price for these soda bottles in Saint Louis, Missouri tend to range between $0.99 to $1.69. For example, a 20 oz. bottle of Coke that currently sells for $1.69 would increase by 20 cents with a total of $1.89 + the current city/county tax percentage. Furthermore, the Senator plans to take this excess taxed money and apply it to health and education services.



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