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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Senate Health Committee Shelves Beverage Tax
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 5450 Views :: Energy, Environment

Email to supporters from No Hawaii Beverage Tax

Dear Friend,           2/16/2012

Yesterday, the Hawaii Senate Health Committee decided to shelve a beverage tax proposal – effectively killing this discriminatory tax for this year.

Senators heard loud and clear that hundreds of businesses and thousands of consumers – like you – are opposed to government telling consumers what they should or shouldn’t eat and drink.

However, during the committee’s debate earlier this week there was a lot of talk by some Senators about the need for such a tax because of perceived health consequences from consuming beverages. So we must remain vigilant in opposing continued attempts to lay unfair blame for obesity on any single food or beverage.

Thank you for your continued support of the No Hawaii Beverage Tax Coalition. We will continue to update you throughout the year as we prepare for an even tougher battle in 2013.

Please encourage your friends and family members to join the coalition by visiting www.NoHawaiiBeverageTax.com.

Together we got the word out that Hawaii can’t afford a new tax on beverages. Thank you!

Sincerely,

No Beverage Tax Hawaii

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