Bitter battle on soda tax passes to voters

Two groups each spent a little more than a quarter-million dollars from April 25 through Sunday. Overall, the organizations have poured more than $3.12 million in cash and in-kind contributions into the battle for ballots, highlighting the role Santa Fe’s election is playing in the debate over so-called “soda tax” proposals around the country.
“We are confident that our report complies with city laws,” he said. “This is a sad attempt by the pro-tax PAC to distract the public from the fact that this massive beverage tax will have a devastating impact on working families and small businesses. The real question is who is behind the dark money that is funding their misleading and bankrupt campaign.”

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