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Telluride rejects tax on sugary drinks

6:19 AM, Nov 6, 2013   |    comments
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TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) - Voters in the mountain resort town of Telluride decided against a new tax on sugary drinks Tuesday.

The penny-an-ounce tax would have been the state's first special tax on sugary drinks including soda. It was estimated to raise some $400,000 next fiscal year for the town.

Tax supporters pitched the soda fee as an anti-obesity measure.

It would have been the state's first special tax on sugary drinks, though soda recently lost its sales-tax-exempt status statewide.

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