The citizens of the state of Washington have overturned an ill-conceived food and beverage tax that would have cost consumers nearly $300 million over the next three years. NCA is grateful to the members of our Washington State Confectionery Coalition whose passion and hard work played a major role in the successful repeal of this unfair tax. The tax was discriminatory, targeting just some foods and beverages, including many candies. NCA and the Washington State Confectionery Coalition sent a clear message to public officials in Washington state and beyond that it is not acceptable to avoid making hard but necessary budgetary choices by instituting taxes that discriminate against certain businesses and burden all consumers. Read NCA's full news release on this victory.
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