Ravenstahl backs tax on sugary drinks
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Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today expressed support for Philadelphia's proposal to enact a tax on sugary drinks.
Pittsburgh estimates it could get $25 million annually from a tax of 2 cents per ounce, Joanna Doven, the mayor's spokeswoman, said.
Mr. Ravenstahl will discuss the possibility with state lawmakers during a visit next week to Harrisburg, she said.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has proposed the tax to raise money and promote healthy living.
First Published March 16, 2010 3:19 pm