There’s another soda tax fight in California. Here’s where things stand

proposed statewide soda tax in California is facing an uphill climb.

The plan has been targeted by beverage industry, which is fighting similar proposals in other states.


A hearing in the state Legislature in Sacramento is scheduled Tuesday afternoon to discuss the proposed tax, which targets sugary beverages that proponents say contribute to diabetes, obesity and other health conditions. It comes as Connecticut , Rhode Island and other states consider soda tax laws that could hurt big beverage companies such as PepsiCo and Coca Cola.