COMING UP: Don't miss Xfinity Monday Live, with special guest Broncos receiver/punt returner Jordan Taylor. Watch it on CBS4 at 6:30 p.m. or head to ViewHouse Centennial to see it live!

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The controversial soda tax in Boulder might not bring in as much money as previously expected.

Last May, the city council approved the tax, which went into effect on July 1. It charges soda distributors two cents for every ounce of soda and other sweetened beverages.

co boulder sugary drinks 9vo transfer frame 135 Less Money Expected From Sugary Drink Tax

(credit: CBS)

The city thought it would bring in $3 million annually, but experts say they expect about half that in tax returns.

City officials say that’s partly due to the fact many people are now buying soda at liquors stores, which are exempt form the tax.

diet soda ban 1 Less Money Expected From Sugary Drink Tax

(credit: CBS)

According to Boulder County Public Health, kids who drink one sugary drink per day have a 55 percent higher risk of obesity, a 33 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease, and a 25 percent higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

Future Leaders
Together 4 Colorado

Watch & Listen LIVE