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Seattle Mayor Proposes Soda Tax

Posted On: 10/7/2013

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TAGS: proposed Seattle soda tax, sugary beverage tax, Seattle Parks Legacy Board, Mayor Mike McGinn.

SEATTLE -- Mayor Mike McGinn has proposed a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages as a way to fund Seattle's parks.

The proposed tax could raise $20 million or more a year to help pay for parks and community center operations, according to McGinn.

The proposal is under consideration by the Seattle Parks Legacy Board, which could make a recommendation to the full city council next year.