Your Soda Is About to Get Pricier


City and state health commissioners plan to meet with Governor Paterson and a panel of doctors tomorrow to discuss a long-bandied-about penny-per-ounce soda tax, which they hope will pass sometime this year. State Health Commissioner Richard Daines is high on the tax, telling the Daily News” “This is one good thing we could do during a miserable year in Albany.” Some estimates put the potential revenue of a soda tax at $1 billion, which would be used to fund health-care programs and pay for the riot police needed to quell the soda protests. [NYDN]