Mayor refuses CHOP funds

September 30th, 2011

Mayor Nutter’s refusal to accept CHOP funds may be an indication that he is ready to introduce a soda tax for the third time. In response to his decision, the mayor tweeted, “Taking money from Big Soda to fight obesity is like taking money from the NRA to fight guns. You can’t buy this City Hall.” New rationale for passing a soda tax appears to be the lack of funding for district schools.

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