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Berkeley passes the first soda tax in the nation




The city of Berkeley has passed the nation's first soda tax.
The city of Berkeley has passed the nation's first soda tax.
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Tuesday night, America's first-ever tax on soda in the nation passed, right here in California. 

In the liberal bastion of Berkeley, three-quarters of the votes cast were in favor of Measure D. The measure places a 1 cent per ounce tax on soft drinks. 

Meanwhile, in nearby San Francisco, a similar soda tax (Prop. E) failed. 

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, an author of Prop. E, and Berkeley City Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, who brought Measure D before the Berkeley City Council, join Take Two for their reaction to the election results.