Proposed Santa Fe soda tax passes committee

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe’s proposed tax on sodas and sugary drinks has passed its first hurdle.

The city’s Business and Quality of Life Committee decided Wednesday they will recommend the tax be approved. However, this is far from a done deal.

The proposal will now be considered by two other committees before heading to the city council next month.

According to Mayor Javier Gonzales, the tax, which would be 2 cents on every ounce, would generate money for an expansion of city government and early childhood development.

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