In 2010—and 2011—Mayor Nutter tried and failed to have a tax on soda implemented in Philly. Despite his two unsuccessful attempts, he hasn’t given up on the idea. Though Mayor Nutter ruled out another run at the tax this year, he says that he hasn’t changed his mind on its potential.
Let’s not forget it was six years trying to make Philadelphia smoke-free,” Nutter said, referring to the smoking ban he passed while on City Council. “And everyone knew that smoking was bad and everyone knew secondhand smoking was bad. [Daily News]