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Business owners complain products pre-marked with a price confuse and anger customers since the implementation of the soda tax. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
Business owners complain products pre-marked with a price confuse and anger customers since the implementation of the soda tax. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
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If you've bought a soda in Philadelphia this year, you paid more for it than you did last year. That's thanks to the city's new tax on sweetened drinks that went into effect on Jan. 1.

Katie Colaneri (@KatieColaneri) of Here & Now contributor WHYY explains why consumers are bearing the full brunt of the tax.

Thomas Walker, a member of the city’s Soda Tax Street Team, passes off a packet of information to employees of a corner store in South Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
Thomas Walker, a member of the city’s Soda Tax Street Team, passes off a packet of information to employees of a corner store in South Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

This segment aired on January 17, 2017.

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