A sign posted on a store’s drink cooler Sept. 24 gives information about a soda tax that took effect in January in Seattle. In the wake of Seattle’s new tax on sugary beverages, a group backed by millions of dollars from the soda industry will ask voters in November whether to prevent other cities and counties in Washington from following suit. Under Initiative 1634, local governments would no longer be able to impose their own taxes on sodas, other sugary beverages and on food items. (Lisa Baumann/The Associated Press)

A sign posted on a store’s drink cooler Sept. 24 gives information about a soda tax that took effect in January in Seattle. In the wake of Seattle’s new tax on sugary beverages, a group backed by millions of dollars from the soda industry will ask voters in November whether to prevent other cities and counties in Washington from following suit. Under Initiative 1634, local governments would no longer be able to impose their own taxes on sodas, other sugary beverages and on food items. (Lisa Baumann/The Associated Press)

Washington voters asked to ban future soda taxes

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