Boulder sets its sights on soda
Author: Jennifer Kerns - April 27, 2016 - Updated: April 27, 2016
While attention has been focused on Colorado's battle over beer and wine, advocates of a soda tax in Boulder have been making their move to place a measure on the November ballot.
Healthy Boulder Kids has filed ballot language which proposes a two-cent-per-ounce excise tax on sugary drinks including sodas and other beverages made with sugar, sweeteners, powders and syrups. For perspective, a 20-ounce soda would be subject to a 40 cent tax.
Beverages on Boulder's target list include drinks that contain at least 5 grams of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or other added sweeteners per 12 fluid ounces. How popular the measure would be is uncertain.