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Inside Politics: Debating I-1634, 'Yes! To Affordable Groceries'

Election Day is a little more than a month away, and KING 5 will be digging into all of big citizen initiatives on the November ballot this year starting with I-1634, which aims to stop future taxes on sugary drinks.

Initiative 1634, nicknamed “Yes! To Affordable Groceries,” is largely an effort to block future soda taxes in response to Seattle’s recently passed soda tax.

Big beverage corporations, a number of businesses, and unions support the initiative, but a number of health groups are opposed, including the American Heart Association.

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Debating the measure are Pete Lamb of Teamsters 174, a member of the coalition supporting I-1634, and Dr. Mary Ann Bauman, a board member of the American Heart Association and a spokeswoman for the opposition campaign.

Read text of initiative