Rhode Island Legislature Introduces New Beverage Tax Bills

Bills have been introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives and Senate that would impose a penny-an-ounce tax on all sugar-sweetend beverages sold in the state.

If this bill passes, a two-litter of soda will cost us almost 70 cents more in taxes!

Soft drinks, juice drinks, sports drinks, and teas would all be impacted by this tax.

In the past few years, we’ve faced job losses, cost of living increases, wage cuts, and constant tax hikes. New food and beverage taxes will only compound our problems-especially in this economic climate.

The good news?

Its not too late to stop this latest round of beverage taxes: Make your voice heard by emailing your legislator.

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