Soda-Pop Tax making waves in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD – You might end up paying more for that next can of soda-pop, in Illinois.

A proposed statewide tax would add an extra penny on every ounce of you buy.  So, you could expect to pay around 12-cents more, per can.

State Senator Mattie Hunter is sponsoring the legislation as part of a push to create a healthier Illinois.

The tax revenue tax would be put toward a variety of health services and education initiatives.

The state’s beverage association says that the increase would hurt working families, in the state.

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