The cost of soda could be going up. Illinois lawmakers are considering a plan to put an additional one-cent-per-ounce tax on the beverage. That would add nearly three-bucks to a case of soda. Democrat Senator Mattie Hunter of Chicago says it’s similar to other laws that impose taxes on products to help people become more aware of certain health risks.
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Mark Denzler, with the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association, says it’s a bad idea that will hit consumers pretty hard.
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The proposal is expected to be brought up for debate in the coming weeks in Springfield.